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8 1/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (206 mm x 121 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Reverend Aaron (circa 1698-1745), First Indian preacher. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 853 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
The Acts of Union unites the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one sovereign state, Great Britain, and merges the parliaments of both states. Presiding over the negotiations for the union was the Lord Chancellor, William Cowper and Lord Seafield, Scottish Lord Chancellor.
Art and science
Antiquary, Humphrey Wanley, helps 're-found' the Society of Antiquaries which first meets at the Bear Tavern in the Strand. Originally established in 1586, it ceased to meet soon after the accession of James I.
Following failure to capture Toulon, Admiral Cloudesley Shovell's flagship 'Association' is shipwrecked in the Isles of Scilly, drowning her entire crew. Hispano-French army, led by James FitzJames, Duke of Berwick overwhelmingly defeat British forces under Henri de Massue de Ruvigny at Almanza, a defining battle in war against France.