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Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough, by John Simon, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Michael Dahl, circa 1685-1693 - NPG D15445 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough

by John Simon, published by Edward Cooper, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, circa 1685-1693
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (354 mm x 256 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D15445


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  • Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 166 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • John Simon (1675-1751), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 213 portraits.

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  • NPG D19799: Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Charles II dies, his heir, Catholic brother, James II, succeeds to the throne. Despite deep distrust by many Protestants, he initially experiences unexpected popularity. James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, leads the Monmouth Rebellion ambitious to seize the throne. Following his defeat at Sedgemoor, Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill.

Art and science

Opera Universa, by physician Thomas Sydenham, considered the father of English medicine, is published in London. Organist, Henry Purcell composes, My heart is inditing, for the coronation of James II and his queen, Mary of Modena. Writer on dentistry, Charles Allen publishes the earliest known English book on dentistry.

International

The Edict of Fontainebleau is issued by Louis XIV revoking the Edict of Nantes which gave Huguenots a right to practice their religion, free from persecution. Although Huguenots had steadily left France since the Dragonnades in 1681, this edict essentially ended official religious toleration in France.

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