Michael Foot, Labour politician, giving a speech
Michael Foot (Michael Mackintosh Foot, 1913-2010), British Labour politician and writer, Leader of the Opposition 1980-1983, CND supporter, and the oldest sitting member of the House of Commons 1987-1992. Seen here giving a speech, probably at a Labour Party conference, watched by Tony Benn (Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn, formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, b 1925) and Judith Hart (Baroness Hart of South Lanark, 1924-1991).
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams (left) and President of the Methodist Conference Dr Neil Richardson in front of a statue of John Wesley after a service for the signing of an Anglican-Methodist Covenant, at the Methodist Central Hall in London. The agreement comes more than two centuries after the two churches separated in a dispute about Episcopal authority and ordinations.
Major (later Major-General) Sir Neil Campbell CB
Major (later Major-General) Sir Neil Campbell CB (1776-1827), 1815 (c).Oil on canvas by Edouard Henri Pingret (1788-1875), 1819.Full-length, in the uniform of the 54th (West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot, holding a telescope, his cloak spread on the ground beside him on which are maps; gunsmoke and a windmill in the background (possibly Waterloo).Known as The man who let Boney go, Major Sir Neil Campbell was chosen by the British Government to accompany Napoleon to the island of Elba in 1814. However, in February 1815, whilst Campbell was in Florence on business, Napoleon effected his escape to France. It was widely believed that Campbell had been bribed, but he was not officially blamed for the escape and his service was declared satisfactory. In 1815 Campbell went on to command the 54th (or the West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot, serving at the Battle of Waterloo and the storming of Cambray. Promoted Major-General in 1825, he was appointed Governor of Sierra Leone, where he died of fever in 1827. Oil on canvas Date: 1815
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