Mary (née Kirke), Lady Vernon
by Edward Scriven, after Sir Peter Lely Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1810
8 in. x 5 in. (204 mm x 126 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 840 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 portraits.
Serious 'Burdett and Liberty' riots break out in London in support of radical MP Sir Francis Burdett who had been arrested for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates. Princess Amelia dies triggering renewed bout of illness in her father, George III.
Art and science
Sir Walter Scott publishes his chivalrous, medieval ballad, The Lady of the Lake
, set on Loch Katrine in Perthshire.Kennett and Avon Trunk Canal is completed.First Savings Bank is set up by financier Henry Duncan.
Madame De Stael writes De l'Allemagne
which portrays Germany as a model of Romantic nationalism for emerging revolutionary nations. It was banned by Napoleon but published in London to great acclaim.Lisbon besieged. Wellington takes shelter behind the fortified lines of the Torres Vedras and the French army are forced to retreat.