© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales
published by John Smith, after Georg Wilhelm Lafontaine (Fountain, Fontaine) Click on the links below to find out more
8 in. x 6 in. (203 mm x 152 mm) plate size, small margins
- NPG D11643: Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (reduced version)
- NPG D33035: Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales ()
Notorious thief and jailbreaker John 'Jack' Sheppard is hanged at Tyburn. General George Wade is sent to inspect Scotland, initiating an 11-year program of road improvement and bridge building in the Scottish Highlands.
Art and science
First of Jonathan Swift's Drapier's Letters
is published; one of seven pamphlets railing against the debasement of Irish coinage. Blenheim Palace is presented as a gift to the Duke of Marlborough for his involvement in the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle becomes Minister of Foreign Affairs. Pope Benedict XIII succeeds Pope Innocent XIII as the 245th pope.King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.