14 of 20 portraits of Thomas Ken
by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
5 7/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (150 mm x 90 mm) plate size; 6 1/2 in. x 3 5/8 in. (165 mm x 92 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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Sittersback to top
- Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626), Bishop of Winchester. Sitter in 28 portraits.
- George Hickes (1642-1715), Nonjuror and Dean of Worcester. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Thomas Ken (1637-1711), Bishop of Bath and Wells. Sitter in 20 portraits.
- John Kettlewell (1653-1695), Nonjuror and devotional writer. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.
- Nathaniel Spinckes (1654-1727), Nonjuror divine. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Events of 1700back to top
Current affairsThe sudden death of Prince William, son of Princess Anne and George, Prince of Denmark, triggers a succession crisis. His birth had secured the succession of the crown to a Protestant, safeguarding the throne from any future claim by James II's Catholic son, James Francis.
Art and scienceDramatist, William Congreve's comedy The Way of the World premieres at Lincoln's Inn Theatre, receiving a mixed reception. It would achieve greater literary acclaim in modern times.
Poet, John Dryden, dies and is buried in Geoffrey Chaucer's grave in Westminster Abbey.