grievances was singled out
for approval, particularly Lord Mulgrave, lordlieutenant of Ireland, and Lord
Morpeth, who was Irish chief secretary.106 Although Saunders was critical of the
policy of the Melbourne government in a number of areas, he noted that ‘the
liberal government of Ireland was the redeeming virtue of the administration’.107
There were many different shades of radicalism in this period, and those
radicals represented in Saunders’ gallery were of a distinct type. Most of them
were London-based Philosophic Radicals who were intellectually influenced
(Official Catalogue, 2, p. 705).
14 For the fate of the Palace see section 6.2.
15 This report (p. 445) carried the first image of the prospective glass building and a
much simpler floor plan than the one eventually adopted for the Exhibition, split
into four sections showcasing Albert’s taxonomy.
16 The pair had quarrelled when Wellington recalled Anglesey from his position as
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland for his leniency towards Catholics.
17 Queen Victoria Diary extract, from Fay (1951: pp. 46–9).
18 The Prince and Princess of Prussia.