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Garibaldi in London: Arrival of the General at Stafford House. This print shows the arrival of the Italian political leader Garibaldi at Stafford House in April 1864. Garibaldi was a hero to political reformers because of what he had done to unite Italy in 1860. He received a rapturous welcome from the huge crowds gathered outside. The house, owned by the second Duke of Sutherland, was a rallying point for Whigs and Liberals. The Liberals under Gladstone were in favour of parliamentary reforms demanded by Radicals and the trade unions, intended to allow more working class men to vote. The house was renamed Lancaster House when bought by Lord Leverhulme in 1912. It was given to the nation, by him in 1913, and was home of the Museum of London until 1946.
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