Catholic Emancipation Act
The cast of characters appearing on the lid of the box were all more than a little reluctant to give Catholics greater rights. George, who along with his own aversion, also had the fanatically anti Catholic Duke of Cumberland breathing down his neck. The Duke only finally agreed when he realised that the alternative was politically untenable. Peel, previously know as "Orange Peel" is shown with the trap of a rat catcher bringing everyone into line.
The images are taken from a series of prints produced by William Heath in 1829.
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