King Charles II
King Charles II
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
7 5/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (194 mm x 149 mm) plate size, small margins
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Sitterback to top
- King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 294 portraits.
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Events of 1704back to top
Current affairsLord High Treasurer, Sidney Godolphin, with considerable financial acumen,begins to shift the country's dependence from short-term borrowing to long-term. His management of the country's revenue allowed the government to fund John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough's successful fight against France.
Art and scienceMathematical scientist, Isaac Newton, recently made President of the Royal Society, presents his second major publication, Opticks, to the Society. Daniel Defoe launches The Review, a periodical dedicated to news, specifically the war in Europe; it is published thrice weekly.
InternationalBattle of Blenheim marks a turning point in the War of the Spanish Succession, as allied armies under John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and Princes Eugene of Savoy and Lewis of Baden defeat the Franco-Bavarian army on the River Danube. Admiral George Rooke captures Gibraltar.
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