© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Faithorne Jr Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1691-1710
10 1/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. (261 mm x 190 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Whitin Fund, 1955
- Benedict Ithell (1670-1737), Deputy paymaster of Chelsea College. Sitter in 1 portrait.
John Tillotson reluctantly accepts the appointment of Archbishop of Canterbury. A prominent preacher, Tillotson hoped his aims to unite the country's Protestants and initiate a moral reformation would be fulfilled by the dual monarchy.
Art and science
Dramatic opera, King Arthur
, by poet John Dryden, is staged for the first time. Written originally in 1684, the play is revived as an opera with music by Henry Purcell.
Treaty of Limerick ends fighting between Irish Jacobites and Williamites; its military articles gave Jacobites the choice to leave Ireland or accept William as king; the civil articles, more controversially, ensured protection of Jacobite Irish gentry. As a lord justice of Ireland, Thomas Coningsby, is instrumental in finalising the settlement.