© National Portrait Gallery, London
Dorothy Brownlow (née Mason), Lady Brownlow
by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing Click on the links below to find out more
13 3/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (340 mm x 250 mm) plate size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- William Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG D1123: Dorothy Brownlow (née Mason), Lady Brownlow (from same plate)
- NPG D31021: Dorothy Brownlow (née Mason), Lady Brownlow (from same plate)
- NPG D31022: Dorothy Brownlow (née Mason), Lady Brownlow (from same plate)
The fellows of Magdalen College, defying James II's instructions that they choose a Roman Catholic as its president, elect John Hough, Bishop of Worcester. The crown subsequently expels the fellows and annuls Hough's position. The Declaration of Indulgence is issued, granting greater religious tolerance towards nonconformists and Catholics.
Art and science
Astronomer, Edmond Halley, publishes Isaac Newton's Principia
, Newton's theory on the laws of gravity and motion. Poet laureate, John Dryden, publishes The Hind and the Panther
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Papist Richard Talbot is appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland, the first Catholic to take the position since the Reformation.