Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lord George Bentinck

Statue of Lord George Bentinck by Thomas Campbell, Cavendish Square, London
Statue of Lord George Bentinck by Thomas Campbell, 1848
Cavendish Square
London, October 2009

“One of the great sensations in the middle of the nineteenth century was the mysterious death of Lord George Bentinck, who for many years was the prince of the turf, but who sold his racehorses in order to give more attention to politics and the spread of Protectionist principles, of which he was the leading exponent at that time.”
(Lord George Bentinck's Racing Career, Nottinghamshire History)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

For a minute I thought he had an IPhone in his hand. I need more sleep. Very nice statue.