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The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators

6 of 7 portraits of Guy Fawkes

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, after Heinrich Ulrich, late 18th to early 19th century - NPG D28145 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators

after Heinrich Ulrich
etching, late 18th to early 19th century
4 in. x 6 1/2 in. (101 mm x 164 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D28145


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Artistback to top

  • Heinrich Ulrich (circa 1592-circa 1631). Artist associated with 4 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • Thomas Bates (1567-1606), Gunpowder plot conspirator. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Robert Catesby (1573-1605), Leader of the Gunpowder plot. Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), Gunpowder plot conspirator. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Thomas Percy (1560-1605), Organiser of the 'Gunpowder Plot'. Sitter in 13 portraits.
  • Robert Winter (1568-1606), Gunpowder plot conspirator. Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Thomas Winter (1572-1606), Conspirator; brother of Robert Winter. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Christopher Wright (1570?-1605), Gunpowder plot conspirator. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • John Wright (1568?-1605), Gunpowder plot conspirator; brother of Christopher Wright. Sitter in 7 portraits.

Events of 1770back to top

Current affairs

Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton resigns as Prime Minister and is succeeded by Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford.

Art and science

Oliver Goldsmith publishes his poem The Deserted Village. Philosopher and politician Edmund Burke publishes Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents discussing the limits of the King's authority. 17-year-old Thomas Chatterton, later hailed as a significant poet, commits suicide in a London garret. Thomas Gainsborough paints his portrait of Jonathan Buttall, which later becomes known as The Blue Boy.

International

'Townshend duties' on imports into the colonies are repealed, except for the duty on tea. However, this concession is soon followed by the Boston Massacre, in which British troops fire into an unruly crowd in Boston, killing five. Captain Cook reaches the eastern coast of Australia, at a place which he names Botany Bay. He discovers the Great Barrier Reef when HMS Endeavour runs onto it. Cook claims New South Wales for the British.

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