Caricature of W E Gladstone and the ghost of Palmerston
Caricature of W E Gladstone and the ghost of Palmerston, his predecessor as Liberal Party leader. Palmerston wonders at Gladstone being in the House of Commons on Derby Day. Gladstone replies that he will be going to Epsom on Sunday (on a visit to the home of his younger colleague, Lord Rosebery).
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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784 - 1865), British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister. During the course of his political career he moved from the Tory party to the Liberals. Seen here at a time when he was out of office. Date: 1842
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Satirical cartoon, Descent of the Great Balloon
Satirical political cartoon, Descent of the Great Balloon, showing ten politicians travelling in a hot-air balloon. Speech bubbles show the men's concerns about the rapid descent of the balloon, which has developed a leak near the top -- an analogy for their political positions in relation to Ireland. The men include Lord Melbourne, Holland, Palmerston, Duncannon, Russell, John Cam Hobhouse, and Thomas Spring Rice. The plump man whose fading image can be seen on the balloon is the Irish politician Daniel O'Connell, whose support they have benefited from, but whose popularity is now declining.
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