Henry Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel
by Edward Scriven, after Hans Eworth Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1818
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Hans Eworth (active 1540-died 1574). Artist associated with 25 portraits.
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 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.