© National Portrait Gallery, London
Called Lady Jane Grey
by Robert White, printed for Richard Chiswell Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1681
9 5/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (246 mm x 160 mm) plate size; 12 1/2 in. x 7 3/4 in. (319 mm x 196 mm) paper size
- Richard Chiswell (1640-1711), Bookseller. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
- Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist associated with 607 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Illustration to The History of the Reformation of the Church of England, Vol. 2, by Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715).
- NPG D20288: Called Lady Jane Grey (based on same portrait)
- NPG D31627: Called Lady Jane Grey (based on same portrait)
- NPG D24991: Called Lady Jane Grey (based on same portrait)
- NPG D24999: Called Lady Jane Grey (based on same portrait)
Third Exclusion Parliament meets in Oxford avoiding disruption in Whig-dominated London. Charles II refuses Exclusionists's proposal that James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, his illegitimate son with Lucy Walter, should succeed to the throne, replacing James, Duke of York. Prominent Exclusionist, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, is arrested on suspicion of high treason.
Art and science
Natural philosopher, Samuel Morland is appointed 'Master of Mechanicks' to the king having transformed Windsor Castle's water system. Architect, Christopher Wren, is commissioned to design the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.Poet laureate, John Dryden, writes political satire Absalom and Achitophel
, focusing upon the trial of Anthony Ashley-Cooper.
King of France, Louis XIV, concerned by England's instability over the exclusion crisis, offers Charles II a subsidy, bolstering the king in his dealings with Parliament. In return, England agrees to withdraw from entering an anti-French alliance with Spain; Laurence Hyde, Lord of the Treasury, signs the accord with France.