4 of 9 portraits of Catherine Howard
by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
14 1/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (360 mm x 227 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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- Catherine Howard (circa 1518-1542), Fifth Queen Consort of Henry VIII. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.
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Current affairsThe sudden death of Prince William, son of Princess Anne and George, Prince of Denmark, triggers a succession crisis. His birth had secured the succession of the crown to a Protestant, safeguarding the throne from any future claim by James II's Catholic son, James Francis.
Art and scienceDramatist, William Congreve's comedy The Way of the World premieres at Lincoln's Inn Theatre, receiving a mixed reception. It would achieve greater literary acclaim in modern times.
Poet, John Dryden, dies and is buried in Geoffrey Chaucer's grave in Westminster Abbey.