The Farewell Sermons of ...
4 of 9 portraits of Thomas Watson
The Farewell Sermons of ...
after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1662
5 7/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. (150 mm x 93 mm) plate size; 6 1/4 in. x 4 in. (158 mm x 102 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sittersback to top
- Simeon Ashe (died 1662), Nonconformist divine. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Richard Baxter (1615-1691), Puritan divine. Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Edmund Calamy (1600-1666), Clergyman and ejected minister. Sitter in 14 portraits.
- Thomas Case (baptised 1598-1682), Clergyman and ejected minister. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- John Collins (1632?-1687), Congregational minister. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Thomas Jacombe (1622-1687), Nonconformist divine. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- William Jenkyn (1613-1685), Ejected minister. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Thomas Lye (Lee, Leigh) (1621-1684), Nonconformist minister. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Thomas Manton (1620-1677), Presbyterian divine. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Sclater (1638-1717?), Nonjuring divine. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Thomas Watson (circa 1620-1686), Puritan divine. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1662back to top
Current affairsMarriage of Catherine of Braganza to Charles II. A spectacular pageant on the Thames greets Catherine as she arrives at Whitehall Palace.
Act of Uniformity, lays down requirements for the clergy to remain in the Church of England, forcing hundreds to be ejected from their livings.
Art and sciencePhysicist Robert Boyle publishes A Defence of the Doctrine, Touching the Spring and Weight of the Air, which contains the first formulation of Boyle's Law, describing the relationship between pressure and volume of gases.
InternationalUpon restoration of the monarchy, pro-royalist and Catholic Irish landlords, notably James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, appeal to the king to restore their lands confiscated during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. However, political wrangling and insufficient land renders the subsequent Act of Settlement, passed by the Irish Parliament, unworkable.
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