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Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne

1845 - 1927

This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.

Biographical notes


National Gallery Trustee (1894–1927).

Slavery connections

No apparent connections with enslaved peoples or the slave trade per se, but as Viceroy of India: ‘There was an Anglo-Manipur War in 1890, in which Manipuri were suppressed, Lansdowne securing the death penalty for the leader in the face of considerable opposition from Britain. His attempt in 1893 to curtail trial by jury was, however, over-ruled by home government. He returned to England in 1894. His policies exacerbated tensions between Hindu and Muslims’. (‘Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne’, Wikipedia [online], <,_5th_Marquess_of_Lansdowne> accessed 5 August 2021.)

Abolition connections

No known connections with abolition.


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History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-,
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J. Turner et al. (eds), Grove Art Online, Oxford 1998-,
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UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership, London 2020,
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