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Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater

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Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater, by John Simon, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Michael Dahl, 1703 or after - NPG D27383 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater

by John Simon, sold by Edward Cooper, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, 1703 or after
13 3/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (340 mm x 245 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D27383


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Artistsback to top

  • Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 167 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • John Simon (1675-1751), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 213 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D807: Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater (from same plate)
  • NPG D808: Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater (from same plate)
  • NPG D809: Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater (from same plate)
  • NPG D810: Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater (from same plate)

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Events of 1703back to top

Current affairs

A great storm ravages southern England killing thousands at sea and wrecking several naval warships along the coast. The Scottish Parliament passes a Bill of Security stipulating that the successor to the Scottish throne is Protestant, descended from Scottish kings. It is vetoed by the English Parliament.

Art and science

Scholarly church historian, William Wake, publishes The State of the Church and Clergy of England, a history of English synods since Anglo-Saxon times. Sailing and Fighting Instructions for her Majesty's Fleet, by Admiral George Rooke provides the basis for English fleet tactics throughout the century.

International

Diplomat, John Methuen, negotiates commercial treaties between England and Portugal to facilitate trading relations. Portugal enters the grand alliance against France in the War of the Spanish Succession.

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