© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales
by Van Werdlen, after G. Hansson Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1729 or after
12 3/4 in. x 8 3/4 in. (324 mm x 222 mm)
Committee of the House of Commons appointed to enquire into the state of Britain's gaols. Opening of the first Putney Bridge; the only fixed crossing of the River Thames between London Bridge and Kingston Bridge at the time.Tornado destroys buildings in Sussex and Kent
Art and science
Chiswick House in London, a pioneering example of English Palladian revival architecture, is designed by its owner Richard Boyle with the help of the architect William Kent.Jonathan Swift publishes A Modest Proposal
; a satirical attack on attitudes towards the poor and Irish policy more generally.
Benjamin Franklin prints, publishes and largely writes the weekly Pennsylvania Gazette
, which soon becomes the most successful newspaper in the colonies.Treaty of Seville seals peace between Britain and Spain.King Frederick IV of Denmark charters the Danish East India Company.