by John Smith, after Anthony Russel
mezzotint, 1710 (1710)
13 3/4 in. x 10 in. (350 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (357 mm x 258 mm) paper size
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- Henry Sacheverell (baptised 1674-1724), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. Sitter in 24 portraits.
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Current affairsClergyman Henry Sacheverell is impeached on account of his sermons in which he attacks the Whig government and the revolution settlement of 1688-9. The trial caused rioting, and revived Jacobites sentiments and resentment against the government.
Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, returns to Parliament as Chancellor of the Exchequer.