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Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke
by John Smith, after William Wissing Click on the links below to find out more
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (345 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 10 1/4 in. (357 mm x 260 mm) paper size
- 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 D3859: Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (from same plate)
- NPG D18710: Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (from same plate)
- NPG D40124: Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (from same plate)
- NPG D40128: Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (from same plate)
James II's son, James Stuart, mounts an unsuccessful invasion of Scotland with a French fleet, endeavouring to reclaim the throne. Robert Harley, Duke of Oxford, having intrigued against the Duke of Marlborough and Earl of Godolphin, is dismissed from Parliament by Queen Anne. Queen's consort, Prince George of Denmark dies.
Art and science
The overall construction of St. Paul's Cathedral is completed. Sir Christopher Wren's son and the Master Mason lay the last stone on the lantern in a 'topping out' ceremony.
The allies' decisive victory against the French at the Battle of Oudenarde is principally due to William Cadogan, Earl of Cadogan's skilful deployment of an advance guard at opening stages of battle. Minorca is captured from Spain by the Anglo-Dutch navy.