King William III
7 of 142 portraits of King William III
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King William III
by Charles Boit
enamel on copper, circa 1696-1699
1 3/8 in. x 1 in. (35 mm x 25 mm) oval
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- King William III (1650-1702), Reigned 1689-1702. Sitter associated with 142 portraits.
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Events of 1696back to top
Current affairsHMS Sovereign of the Seas is accidentally destroyed by fire at Chatham.
Window Duty, based upon the number of windows in a house, is levied by Parliament to support William III's war with France.
The Great Recoinage attempts to replace coins in circulation made up of hammered silver.
Art and scienceRecently ordained, Jonathan Swift writes his first book, A Tale of a Tub, which includes an allegory of three brothers representing the principal divisions of Western Christianity.
Architect and playwright, John Vanbrugh's hugely successful comedy, The Relapse, is staged at the Drury Lane Theatre.
InternationalAfter several years of secret negotiations forged by William III with Louis XIV, king of France, to end the Nine Years' War, envoys from both sides unofficially begin serious talks.
Economic depression in Holland leads to riots in Amsterdam.
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