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Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, by Thomas Burford, published 1761 - NPG D8006 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

by Thomas Burford
mezzotint, published 1761
14 in. x 9 7/8 in. (356 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 14 3/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (365 mm x 276 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D8006


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  • Thomas Burford (circa 1710-circa 1776), Printseller. Artist associated with 16 portraits.

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Current affairs

George, Prince of Wales marries Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz at St James' Palace. He is crowned George III two weeks later. Buckingham House, on the site of present-day Buckingham Palace, is purchased for the royal family. Bridgewater canal, engineered by James Brindley, opens as Britain's first canal.

Art and science

Establishment of Matthew Boulton's toy factory, the Soho Manufactory, near Birmingham; considered the first modern factory in Britain. Allan Ramsay becomes Painter to the King.

International

Seven Years' War: General Sir Eyre Coote captures Pondicherry from the French in India. A combined Prussian-Hanoverian-British force led by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick defeats a large French army at the Battle of Villinghausen. France and Spain sign the Pacte de Famille forming an alliance against Britain. Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder fails to garner support to declare war on Spain.

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