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        The Passing of the Great Emancipation Act, c.1829

        Jones, George (1786-1869). English. Medium: oil on panel. Date: 19th Century. April 1829 put through parliament by Wellington 's ministry with support from Lord John Russell and the Whigs; Catholics could sit as MPs at Westminster; Catholics eligible for all public offices except Lord Chancellor, Monarch, Regent; Provenance: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA.

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