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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, by William Faithorne, published by  John Overton, after  William Sheppard, circa 1674-1679 - NPG D22955 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

by William Faithorne, published by John Overton, after William Sheppard
line engraving, circa 1674-1679
14 1/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (360 mm x 270 mm) plate size; 14 1/2 in. x 11 in. (369 mm x 278 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D22955

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  • William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 719 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
  • John Overton (1639 or 1640-1713), Map and print publisher. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • William Sheppard (active 1641-1660), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 14 portraits.

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Political society, the Green Ribbon Club, begins meeting. Initially composed of disaffected lawyers and republicans, the club opposed what it believed was a gradual shift towards a pro-Catholic government under Charles II. Political economist, Slingsby Bethel is an early member.

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Revision of John Dryden and William Davenant's adaptation of William Shakespeare's, The Tempest, into a semi-opera is probably accomplished by playwright, Thomas Shadwell. The adaptation popularised operatic entertainment. Shadwell's subsequent dramatic musical score for his play Psyche (1675), became the first to be published in England.


Lord treasurer, Thomas Osborne, argues for a separate peace deal with Holland as concerns grow in Parliament over England's alliance with France in the Third Anglo-Dutch War. Refused further funds for the war, Charles II signs the Treaty of Westminster ending English participation in the conflict.

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