by John Smith, after Saleman
11 in. x 6 5/8 in. (280 mm x 167 mm) plate size, trimmed to platemark
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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Current affairsThe king's residence, Whitehall Palace, is destroyed by fire. The Banqueting House survives.
Issues surrounding the prerogative of the king and size of a standing army during peacetime serve as the principal subjects for debate during the general election. The Whig Junto majority is reduced by resurgent Tory opposition.
Art and scienceAnti-theatrical polemicist, Jeremy Collier writes, A Short View, attacking the immorality of the theatre.
John Bunyan's The Heavenly Foot-Man, a sermon on Christian life, is published posthumously.
InternationalInstructed by William III, Arnold Joost van Keppel, earl of Albemarle, negotiates with Louis XIV over issues surrounding the Spanish succession. Proposals in the first partition treaty are agreed by both sides.
Peter I of Russia visits England eager to strengthen diplomatic ties with other European countries.