Wellington made Prime Minister

portrait of the Duke of WellingtonOn 9 January 1828, shortly after the death of Prime Minister George Canning in August 1827, and after Lord Goderich’s failed attempt to form a government, King George IV asked Wellington to serve as Prime Minister and form a Tory cabinet. Image: Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1814). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Sean Grass, “On the Death of the Duke of Wellington, 14 September 1852″

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9 Jan 1828

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