Punch, of the London Charivari
27 February 1869
Storage Journals AP 101 P8 1867-69
English politicians William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) and Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81) loathed each other. This cartoon by John Tenniel has Disraeli congratulating Gladstone on the Sovereign’s speech at the opening of Parliament in early 1869. Although pleasantries are depicted, each carry a birch behind their backs, ready to beat each other once Parliamentary sessions had begun.
Edited by Mark Lemon, “Punch, of the London Charivari,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 8, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11424.