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James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, by Robert Williams, after  William Wissing, published by  Edward Cooper, late 17th century - NPG D29354 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

by Robert Williams, after William Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, late 17th century
13 1/4 in. x 9 5/8 in. (338 mm x 246 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D29354


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  • Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Robert Williams (active 1680-1704), Mezzotinter. Artist associated with 75 portraits.
  • William Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Events of 1670back to top

Current affairs

Charles II mistress, Barbara Villiers, is created Duchess of Cleveland and granted Nonsuch Palace including its sizeable grounds. Actress and royal mistress, Nell Gwyn, gives birth to Charles II's son, Charles, who would later become, Duke of St. Albans.

Art and science

Tragicomedy, The Forc'd Marriage, by Aphra Behn, staged by the Duke's Company, starts Behn's career as a professional writer. The writer may have been a royalist spy towards the end of the interregnum. Poet laureate, John Dryden, is made historiographer royal, a post he would hold for nearly 20 years.

International

Terms of a secret treaty between Charles II and Louis XIV are brought by Henrietta, Duchess of Orleans during a visit to Dover; upon England supplying the majority of military power for a war against Holland and Charles's official conversion to Catholicism, France would assist financially.

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