A group of politicians debate at a coroner's inquest whether Lord Melbourne's temporary resignation was equivalent to …

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A group of politicians debate at a coroner's inquest whether Lord Melbourne's temporary resignation was equivalent to murder or to suicide. Coloured lithograph by HB (John Doyle), 1839. To the left sit Daniel O'Connell, Joseph Hume, Sir E L Bulwer, Grote and Leader, while on the opposite side sit Sir Robert Peel, Sir James Graham and Lord Stanley. Wakley presides over the inquest. The subject is derived from a speech in the House of Commons by Sir George Sinclair. Created 1 May 1839. Politicians. Contributors: John Doyle (1797–1868). Work ID: kwvubffb.

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