by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
13 5/8 in. x 10 in. (347 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 10 3/8 in. (356 mm x 262 mm) paper size
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Current affairsThe Regency Bill passes in Parliament. John Somers, Baron Somers, and Thomas Wharton, Marquess of Wharton, as prominent supporters of the Protestant succession, are instrumental in formulating legislation which provide for an emergency Council of Sate to convene upon the death of Queen Anne, pending arrival of the Hanoverian successor.
Art and sciencePublication of Horae lyricae, by hymn writer Isaac Watts. A dissenting minister, Watts is recognised as the 'Father of English Hymnody'.
Publication of Synopsis Palmariorum Matheseos, a mathematical guide for beginners by mathematician William Jones.
Thomas Twining opens a tea room in London.