© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Miers Click on the links below to find out more
silhouette on plaster, 1818
3 3/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. (86 mm x 67 mm) oval
- John Mayo (1761-1818), Physician. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Miers (1756-1821). Artist associated with 10 portraits.
Death of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and science
Mary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus
which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage
, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
Stamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.