4 of 4 portraits of John Aylmer
by Robert White
line engraving, 1701
9 1/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (232 mm x 167 mm) paper size; 6 1/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (154 mm x 96 mm) image size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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Artistback to top
- Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist associated with 608 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1701back to top
Current affairsExiled 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 scienceSupported 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.