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The Sovereigns of England, part 1

15 of 29 portraits of King Henry IV

The Sovereigns of England, part 1, by John Carwitham, printed and published by  Richard Caldwell, after  Unknown artist, circa 1723-1741 - NPG D34141 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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The Sovereigns of England, part 1

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
14 in. x 10 in. (357 mm x 255 mm) plate size; 15 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in. (400 mm x 268 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1959
Reference Collection
NPG D34141


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  • King Edward I (1239-1307), Reigned 1272-1307. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
  • King Edward II (1284-1327), Reigned 1307-27. Sitter associated with 26 portraits.
  • King Edward III (1312-1377), Reigned 1327-77. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.
  • King Edward IV (1442-1483), Reigned 1461-70 and 1471-83. Sitter associated with 36 portraits.
  • King Henry I (1068 or 1069-1135), Reigned 1100-35. Sitter associated with 18 portraits.
  • King Henry II (1133-1189), Reigned 1154-89. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
  • King Henry III (1207-1272), Reigned 1216-72. Sitter associated with 34 portraits.
  • King Henry IV (1367-1413), Reigned 1399-1413. Sitter associated with 29 portraits.
  • King Henry V (1387-1422), Reigned 1413-22. Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
  • King Henry VI (1421-1471), Reigned 1422-61 and 1470-71. Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
  • King John (1167-1216), Reigned 1199-1216. Sitter associated with 29 portraits.
  • King Richard I ('the Lionheart') (1157-1199), Reigned 1189-99. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
  • King Richard II (1367-1400), Reigned 1377-99. Sitter associated with 33 portraits.
  • King Stephen (circa 1092-1154), Reigned 1135-54. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
  • King William I ('The Conqueror') (1027 or 1028-1087), Reigned 1066-87. Sitter associated with 22 portraits.
  • King William II ('Rufus') (circa 1056-1100), Reigned 1087-1100. Sitter associated with 19 portraits.

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  • NPG D42354: King William I ('The Conqueror') (from same plate)

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Exiled Jacobite leader Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke is pardoned and allowed to return to London from Paris. Workhouse Test Act under which poor relief claimants have to enter a workhouse. Black Act makes poaching a capital offence.

Art and science

Architect Christopher Wren dies. Artist Joshua Reynolds is born in Plympton, Devon. Portrait-painter Godfrey Kneller dies. Philosopher Bernard de Mandeville republishes his celebrated Fable of the Bees with new essays on charity and the nature of society. They are vigorously combated and made the subject of prosecution in 1729.

International

Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI, agrees that Hungary shall be ruled as a separate kingdom within his empire. Treaty of Charlottenburg signed between Britain and Prussia, which arranges for George I's grandson to marry a Prussian princess and Prince Frederick of Prussia to marry the Prince of Wales' daughter. It is never enacted.

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