3 of 3 portraits of John Edwards
by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1713
10 3/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (265 mm x 158 mm) plate size; 12 3/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (314 mm x 189 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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Current affairsAn ailing Queen Anne is unable to attend a thanksgiving ceremony at St. Paul's in July to celebrate the treaty of Utrecht, attended by both Houses of Parliament in full state. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, on self-imposed exile on the continent, is joined by his wife, Sarah Churchill.
Art and scienceLiterary fraternity, the Scriblerus Club is founded. Consisting of satirists, including Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Thomas Parnell, the club ridiculed current trends in scholarship and culture through the fictitious literary character, Martinus Scriblerus. Joseph Addison's play, Cato, premieres at Drury Lane and becomes an immediate success.
InternationalTreaty of Utrecht, principally conceived by Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford and Henry, St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, ends the War of the Spanish Succession against France. The accord establishes Bourbon, Philip d'Anjou, on the Spanish throne, with provisos, and forces Louis XIV to recognise a Hanoverian succession in Britain.
- Portrait of the Day: Augustus Pugin
31 January, 12:30