Bookplate of William Windham (1750-1810)

Bookplate of William Windham from a Latin treatise on the state by William Bellenden (1787). Windham began his career as a member of the militia, where he attained the rank of major, and like many of his generation expressed sympathies for the Revolution in France, before witnessing the events in Paris and turning against his earlier idealism. He became Secretary at War under Pitt from 1794-1801.

Gift of John Sparrow.