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Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater, by John Simon, printed and sold by  Philip Overton, after  Michael Dahl, 1703 or after - NPG D808 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater

by John Simon, printed and sold by Philip Overton, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, 1703 or after
13 3/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (342 mm x 248 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D808


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  • Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 167 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Philip Overton (circa 1680-1745), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
  • John Simon (1675-1751), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 213 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D807: Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater (from same plate)
  • NPG D809: Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater (from same plate)
  • NPG D810: Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater (from same plate)
  • NPG D27383: Elizabeth Egerton (née Churchill), Countess of Bridgewater (from same plate)

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Current affairs

A great storm ravages southern England killing thousands at sea and wrecking several naval warships along the coast. The Scottish Parliament passes a Bill of Security stipulating that the successor to the Scottish throne is Protestant, descended from Scottish kings. It is vetoed by the English Parliament.

Art and science

Scholarly church historian, William Wake, publishes The State of the Church and Clergy of England, a history of English synods since Anglo-Saxon times. Sailing and Fighting Instructions for her Majesty's Fleet, by Admiral George Rooke provides the basis for English fleet tactics throughout the century.

International

Diplomat, John Methuen, negotiates commercial treaties between England and Portugal to facilitate trading relations. Portugal enters the grand alliance against France in the War of the Spanish Succession.

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