© National Portrait Gallery, London
after Hans Holbein the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, probably 18th century
2 1/8 in. x 1 7/8 in. (53 mm x 48 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Thomas Wolsey (1470 or 1471-1530), Cardinal and statesman. Sitter associated with 36 portraits.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 315 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
Exiled James II dies in France. Various parts of his body are interred in a number of churches around the country; his corpse is buried in the English church in the Faubourg St. Jacques. The Act of Settlement is passed, securing the throne to the Protestant Hanoverians.
Art and science
Supported by the Bishop of London, Henry Compton, The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, founded by Thomas Bray, obtains a royal charter. Publication of The Christian Hero
, the first major work by essayist Richard Steele.
War of the Spanish Succession ensues. William III restores the grand alliance against France determined to prevent Louis XIV from installing his grandson, Philip of Anjou, upon the Spanish throne. The grand alliance, resolute upon a Habsburg succession in Spain, wished to prevent the country's unification with France.