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"Tory: A Journey Through History and Politics" From Labour Party election posters to television speakers

Background imageTory Collection: Labour Party election posters and television speakers

Labour Party election posters and television speakers
Labour Party election posters and speakers for Labours series of five short television programmes in the run-up to the General Election of 8th October 1959 (which the Conservatives won)

Background imageTory Collection: Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father

Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause
SOUTH CAROLINA: LOYALISTS. Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause

Background imageTory Collection: Margaret Thatcher on the campaign trail

Margaret Thatcher on the campaign trail
Margaret Thatcher, leader of the Conservative Party, on the campaign trail, waving from a coach. Date: 1970s

Background imageTory Collection: Westminster Bridge and Parliament on a Christmas card

Westminster Bridge and Parliament on a Christmas card
Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, with Big Ben, inside a Christmas card from Stanley Baldwin (at that time British Prime Minister). (2 of 2) Date: 1928

Background imageTory Collection: Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) (engraving)

Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) (engraving)
XJF343187 Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageTory Collection: William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) (oil on canvas)

William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) (oil on canvas)
XCF266008 William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) (oil on canvas) by Hoppner, John (1758-1810); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageTory Collection: Cartoon, The Confidence Trick! (Northcote and Disraeli)

Cartoon, The Confidence Trick! (Northcote and Disraeli)
Cartoon, The Confidence Trick! Stafford Northcote (Chancellor of the Exchequer) and Benjamin Disraeli (Prime Minister) ask John Bull for six million pounds to strengthen their hands at a forthcoming

Background imageTory Collection: Margaret Thatcher - May 1987

Margaret Thatcher - May 1987

Background imageTory Collection: Margaret Thatcher at Marazion Community Centre

Margaret Thatcher at Marazion Community Centre
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, enjoying a Cornish pasty and a cup of tea during her visit to Marazion Community Centre, Cornwall. Also present are David Harris MP and the Lady Dowager St Levan

Background imageTory Collection: Margaret Thatcher and husband Denis drinking coffee in an outside cafe in a park - May

Margaret Thatcher and husband Denis drinking coffee in an outside cafe in a park - May 1987

Background imageTory Collection: 1st Earl of Birkenhead with his daughter on board their yacht, (Isle of Wight?), c1925

1st Earl of Birkenhead with his daughter on board their yacht, (Isle of Wight?), c1925
Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930) with his daughter Lady Pamela Smith Berry, Baroness Hartwell (1915-1982) on board their yacht, (Isle of Wight?), c1925

Background imageTory Collection: Lord Salisbury, British Prime Minister

Lord Salisbury, British Prime Minister
Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, 1830-1903), British Prime Minister. 1889

Background imageTory Collection: Election poster, The Great Naval Eclipse

Election poster, The Great Naval Eclipse 1900 to 1910, a vote for the radicals is a vote against the British Navy. circa 1910s

Background imageTory Collection: Edward Boyle and Anthony Crosland, Eastbourne

Edward Boyle and Anthony Crosland, Eastbourne
Edward Boyle (1923-1981), Conservative MP, and Anthony Crosland (1918-1977), Labour MP, at Eastbourne. They wrote a book together, The Politics of Education, published in 1971. Date: 1975

Background imageTory Collection: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the Conservative Party Conference, Brighton

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the Conservative Party Conference, Brighton. 12th October 1988

Background imageTory Collection: Candidate for Oldham, 1899, (1945). Creator: Unknown

Candidate for Oldham, 1899, (1945). Creator: Unknown
Candidate for Oldham, 1899, (1945). Portrait of British politician and statesman Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) who stood as a Conservative parliamentary candidate at the June 1899 by-election in

Background imageTory Collection: Caricature of Lord Salisbury, Conservative party leader

Caricature of Lord Salisbury, Conservative party leader
Caricature of Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, 1830-1903), the newly appointed Conservative party leader

Background imageTory Collection: 1867 Tory Seamanship

1867 Tory Seamanship
The Abandoned! or Tory Seamanship The Constitution lies wrecked and adrift. A comment on Disraelis Reform Act, which extended the franchise. Date: 1867

Background imageTory Collection: Marquess of Abergavenny, Vanity Fair, Ape

Marquess of Abergavenny, Vanity Fair, Ape
WILLIAM NEVILL, 1st Marquess of ABERGAVENNY (1826 -1915) English peer. Caption: The Tory bloodhound Date: 1875

Background imageTory Collection: The Field of Battersea, 1829 (colour etching)

The Field of Battersea, 1829 (colour etching)
XCF290965 The Field of Battersea, 1829 (colour etching) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTory Collection: Illustrated London News 1979, Thatcher and Callaghan

Illustrated London News 1979, Thatcher and Callaghan
Front cover of the Illustrated London News, May 1979 featuring portraits of James Callaghan, Labour leader and incumbent Prime Minister and Tory Party Leader, Margaret Thatcher

Background imageTory Collection: Conservative party television team

Conservative party television team
The Conservative Party television team and some election posters for the General Election of 8th October 1959. The Conservatives broadcast five television programmes of 15 or 20 minutes each starting

Background imageTory Collection: Disraeli Speaks / 1875

Disraeli Speaks / 1875
Tory Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli speaks during a debate on Irish Home Rule

Background imageTory Collection: The Election II: Canvassing for Votes, 1754-55 (oil on canvas)

The Election II: Canvassing for Votes, 1754-55 (oil on canvas)
SJS1997 The Election II: Canvassing for Votes, 1754-55 (oil on canvas) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); 101.5x127 cm; Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soanes Museum

Background imageTory Collection: The Election III The Polling, 1754-55 (oil on canvas)

The Election III The Polling, 1754-55 (oil on canvas)
SJS1998 The Election III The Polling, 1754-55 (oil on canvas) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); 101.5x127 cm; Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soanes Museum

Background imageTory Collection: Cartoon, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion

Cartoon, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion
Cartoon, The State of the Nation, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion. Mr Disraelis motion for a Select Committee to consider the state of the nation, in consequence of the repeal of the Corn Law

Background imageTory Collection: Cartoon, Gladstone and the Irish Vote

Cartoon, Gladstone and the Irish Vote - Sold to Lord Salisbury. He ll be sorry he bought it at the price! 1885

Background imageTory Collection: The Election, Chairing the Member, illustration from Hogarth Restored

The Election, Chairing the Member, illustration from Hogarth Restored
STC451192 The Election, Chairing the Member, illustration from Hogarth Restored: The Whole Works of the celebrated William Hogarth, re-engraved by Thomas Cook, pub

Background imageTory Collection: An Election Entertainment, 1755 (oil on canvas)

An Election Entertainment, 1755 (oil on canvas)
SJS22527 An Election Entertainment, 1755 (oil on canvas) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); 101.5x127 cm; Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soanes Museum

Background imageTory Collection: Margaret Thatcher and Virginia Bottomley in hovercraft - June 1983

Margaret Thatcher and Virginia Bottomley in hovercraft - June 1983

Background imageTory Collection: Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, British statesman, 1846 (c1905)

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, British statesman, 1846 (c1905). Palmerston (1784-1865) served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid 19th century

Background imageTory Collection: Lady Randolph Churchill

Lady Randolph Churchill
JENNIE JEROME, (1854 - 1921) Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston Churchill and wife of the Tory politician Randolph Churchill

Background imageTory Collection: Edward Henry Smith Stanley, Lord Stanley, engraved after a photograph by Samuel A

Edward Henry Smith Stanley, Lord Stanley, engraved after a photograph by Samuel A
XJF265849 Edward Henry Smith Stanley, Lord Stanley, engraved after a photograph by Samuel A. Walker. c.1865 (engraving) (b/w photo) by Walker, Samuel A

Background imageTory Collection: Brookes and Whites Clubs, London 1796

Brookes and Whites Clubs, London 1796
Wealthy gentlemen patronise the exclusive Brookes (Whig) and White s(Tory) Clubs, at Pall Mall, London. Brookes is shown on the right

Background imageTory Collection: Harvey Proctor, MP for Billericay, Essex, pictured standing outside a newsagent

Harvey Proctor, MP for Billericay, Essex, pictured standing outside a newsagent. Earlier in the week he had been arrested

Background imageTory Collection: Margaret Thatcher wearing trousers - August 1982

Margaret Thatcher wearing trousers - August 1982

Background imageTory Collection: Kenny Everett and Margaret Thatcher at UK Conservative Party Convention

Kenny Everett and Margaret Thatcher at UK Conservative Party Convention, Wembley Conference Centre, London - 5th June 1983

Background imageTory Collection: Margaret Thatcher and Janet Brown at 10 Downing Street reading Janet Brown

Margaret Thatcher and Janet Brown at 10 Downing Street reading Janet Browns biography - July 1986

Background imageTory Collection: MARGARET THATCHER AND HUSBAND DENNIS (SMOKING) TAKE COFFEE IN THE PARK - 31ST MAY 1987

MARGARET THATCHER AND HUSBAND DENNIS (SMOKING) TAKE COFFEE IN THE PARK - 31ST MAY 1987

Background imageTory Collection: MARGARET THATCHER HOLDS ALOFT BAGS WITH SHOPPING BOUGHT IN 1974 AND 1979 TO ILLUSTRATE

MARGARET THATCHER HOLDS ALOFT BAGS WITH SHOPPING BOUGHT IN 1974 AND 1979 TO ILLUSTRATE THE EFFECTS OF INFLATION IN HALIFAX DURING THE GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN - 24TH APRIL 1979 (79/3103)

Background imageTory Collection: Norman Tebbit and his wife Margaret at the wedding of their son John to teacher Penny

Norman Tebbit and his wife Margaret at the wedding of their son John to teacher Penny Robinson in a ceremony at Woodford, Cheshire. May 1984

Background imageTory Collection: Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd with his wife Judy and some of his children

Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd with his wife Judy and some of his children. 18th November 1990

Background imageTory Collection: Foreign Office Minister Douglas Hurd took time off from the Falklands crisis to marry his

Foreign Office Minister Douglas Hurd took time off from the Falklands crisis to marry his Secretary Judith Smart at a registry office in Wantage

Background imageTory Collection: Margaret Thatcher pictured at her new home in Dulwich. 28th November 1990

Margaret Thatcher pictured at her new home in Dulwich. 28th November 1990

Background imageTory Collection: Nigel Lawson and his wife Therese pictured at their home, the day after his resignation

Nigel Lawson and his wife Therese pictured at their home, the day after his resignation. 27th October 1989

Background imageTory Collection: Ken Dodd and William Roache at a Conservative party rally. 6th June 1987

Ken Dodd and William Roache at a Conservative party rally. 6th June 1987

Background imageTory Collection: The Right Honourable Edward Geoffrey Stanley, Earl of Derby, K. G. c1860, (c1884

The Right Honourable Edward Geoffrey Stanley, Earl of Derby, K. G. c1860, (c1884
The Right Honourable Edward Geoffrey Stanley, Earl of Derby, K.G. c1860, (c1884). Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1799-1869)



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"Tory: A Journey Through History and Politics" From Labour Party election posters to television speakers, the term "Tory" has been a constant presence in British politics. It evokes images of fierce debates, passionate campaigns, and iconic figures who have shaped the nation's destiny. One such figure was Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina, whose unwavering loyalty to her revolutionary cause led her to protect her elderly father against Loyalist troops during the American Revolution. Her bravery symbolizes the spirit of resilience that defines the Tory ideology. Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady, took center stage on the campaign trail with her determination and strong leadership. She embodied Tory values and left an indelible mark on British history. The grandeur of Westminster Bridge and Parliament adorning Christmas cards reminds us of how deeply rooted Tories are in tradition. They cherish their heritage while embracing progress for a better future. William Pitt the Younger stands tall in oil on canvas as one of Britain's most influential Tory leaders. His strategic genius helped shape modern governance and laid foundations for economic prosperity. Spencer Perceval's engraving captures a somber moment in Tory history when he became the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated. This tragic event serves as a reminder that even amidst adversity, Tories persevere with unwavering dedication. Cartoons like "The Confidence Trick. " featuring Northcote and Disraeli highlight political satire aimed at challenging Tory policies or exposing potential deceit within their ranks—a testament to democracy's vibrant nature. The 1st Earl of Birkenhead enjoying time with his daughter aboard their yacht showcases another side of Tories—their ability to appreciate leisurely pursuits alongside their commitment to public service. Marazion Community Centre witnessed Margaret Thatcher engaging directly with people from all walks of life—an embodiment of Tories' belief in community empowerment through individual responsibility.