King Edward I
1 portrait of King Edward I
King Edward I
after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1804
6 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (164 mm x 113 mm) plate size; 11 1/4 in. x 8 3/4 in. (285 mm x 221 mm) paper size
Given by Mary S. Draper, 1937
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Events of 1804back to top
Current affairsWilliam Pitt returns to office and forms a second coalition administration, retaining many of those who had served under his predecessor Henry Addington but specifically excluding his arch rival Charles James Fox .
Art and scienceWilliam Blake starts writing Jerusalem. One of his most ambitious allegorical poems, it took nearly eight years to complete.
Amidst infighting about submissions to the annual exhibition, attempts are made to unseat painter Benjamin West as President of the Royal Academy and elect architect James Wyatt instead.
InternationalNapoleon declares himself Emperor of France and is crowned as Napoleon I by Pope Pius VII in Paris.
Haiti achieves independence led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, the patriot and martyr who had seized control from the French in 1801. He becomes a symbolic figure of freedom for the British anti-slavery movement.
Exhibitions and displays
- Life, Death and Memory
Until 16 March 2018
- Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon
21 September, 12:30