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Charles Wood Collection

Charles Wood, born on 22 May 1886, was a prominent figure in British politics, serving as a Cabinet Minister under various Prime Ministers

Background imageCharles Wood Collection: Charles Wood, Charlie Wood, 22 May 1886, Vanity Fair cartoon (colour litho)

Charles Wood, Charlie Wood, 22 May 1886, Vanity Fair cartoon (colour litho)
611623 Charles Wood, Charlie Wood, 22 May 1886, Vanity Fair cartoon (colour litho) by Prosperi, Liborio (1854-1928); Private Collection; (add.info.: Charles Wood, Charlie Wood, 22 May 1886)

Background imageCharles Wood Collection: Charles Wood, a blind man, with an organ and a dancing dog (engraving)

Charles Wood, a blind man, with an organ and a dancing dog (engraving)
664702 Charles Wood, a blind man, with an organ and a dancing dog (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Charles Wood, a blind man)

Background imageCharles Wood Collection: Viscount Halifax (engraving)

Viscount Halifax (engraving)
1041052 Viscount Halifax (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Viscount Halifax. Illustration for The Graphic)

Background imageCharles Wood Collection: The Wreck of the Drummond Castle (b / w photo)

The Wreck of the Drummond Castle (b / w photo)
1605438 The Wreck of the Drummond Castle (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Wreck of the Drummond Castle)

Background imageCharles Wood Collection: Charlie Wood, 1886. Artist: Liborio Prosperi

Charlie Wood, 1886. Artist: Liborio Prosperi
Charlie Wood, 1886. Charles Wood, British jockey. Wood (1856-1945) won 11 Classic victories over the course of his career

Background imageCharles Wood Collection: Her Majestys Cabinet Ministers: Mr. Macauley, Earl Grey, Sir George Grey, Mr

Her Majestys Cabinet Ministers: Mr. Macauley, Earl Grey, Sir George Grey, Mr. Charles Wood, Lord Morpeth, Lord Cottenham, the Marquis of Clanricarde, Lord Campbell, Lord John Russell

Background imageCharles Wood Collection: Her Majestys Cabinet Ministers: Mr. Macauley, Earl Grey, Sir George Grey, Mr. Charles Wood

Her Majestys Cabinet Ministers: Mr. Macauley, Earl Grey, Sir George Grey, Mr. Charles Wood, Lord Morpeth, Lord Cottenham, the Marquis of Clanricarde, Lord Campbell, Lord John Russell

Background imageCharles Wood Collection: A small stream running through Charles Wood, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

A small stream running through Charles Wood, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCharles Wood Collection: Autumn leaves in Charles Wood, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Autumn leaves in Charles Wood, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe


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Charles Wood, born on 22 May 1886, was a prominent figure in British politics, serving as a Cabinet Minister under various Prime Ministers. Known as 'Charlie,' he was depicted in a Vanity Fair cartoon as a blind man playing an organ with a dancing dog, a humorous take on his political acumen. Viscount Halifax, another political heavyweight, was also featured in an engraving of the time. The serene beauty of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England, offers a stark contrast to the political chaos of the past. Imagery of a small stream running through Charles Wood, intertwined with autumn leaves, evokes a sense of tranquility, a respite from the bustling world of politics. Yet, Charles Wood's legacy endures, etched in history alongside his contemporaries, Macauley, Earl Grey, and Sir George Grey.