© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Thomas Bragg, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1818
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Evelyn (1620-1706), Diarist and virtuoso. Sitter associated with 13 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Thomas Bragg (circa 1780-1840), Engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1680 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
Death of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and science
Mary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus
which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage
, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
Stamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.