Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

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Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
4 1/4 in. x 2 7/8 in. (107 mm x 72 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D26938

Sitterback to top

  • Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt (1589-1645), Parliamentarian army officer and politician; MP for Beverley. Sitter in 8 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6583 portraits.

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John and Charles Wesley form a Holy Club at Oxford which becomes the cradle of Methodism.
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Last native roe deer in England is reputedly killed in Northumberland.

Art and science

French sculptor Louis-Francois Roubiliac settles in London from Paris.
The Daily Advertiser is established as the first newspaper funded by advertising.
Mathematician and inventor John Hadley invents the octant, a navigating device which precedes the sextant.

International

Frederick, Crown Prince of Prussia, tries to flee to Britain but is imprisoned by his father Frederick William I.
Pope Clement XII succeeds Benedict XIII as the 246th pope.
Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius observes the aurora borealis and suggests the existence of the earth's magnetic field.

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