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FUNERAL OF LORD PALMERSTON.

24 January 1866, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 3

…Westminster Abbey was also the venue for George Canning ’s funeral in 1827, again attended by huge crowds, and for that of Lord Palmerston, who died from pneumonia in 1865.  You can view an image of his hearse leaving Brockett Hall  on the St Albans museums website and read a full account of his funeral from the Brisbane Courier . The four-time Prime Minister William Gladstone, who died from cancer on 19 May 1898, was also buried in Westminster Abbey after three days of lying in state; simultaneous services were held across the Empire and world to mark his death. (For a full account of his funeral, see this article from H.C.G. Matthew).…