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Sir Roger L'Estrange

by Robert White, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1684
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. (268 mm x 178 mm) plate size; 11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (287 mm x 205 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D32809

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Artistsback to top

  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 1689 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
  • Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 608 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D30210: Sir Roger L'Estrange (from same plate)
  • NPG D19361: Sir Roger L'Estrange (from same plate)
  • NPG D32810: Sir Roger L'Estrange (from same plate)
  • NPG D37306: Sir Roger L'Estrange (from same plate)

Events of 1684back to top

Current affairs

James, Duke of York's influence grows within Charles II's government; the Admiralty commission is abolished, allowing James to resume his role as lord admiral, in all but name. A new generation of Tories, supporters of James are bestowed with influential roles, including Sir George Jeffreys, recently appointed Lord Chief Justice.

Art and science

Italian decorative artist, Antonio Verrio, is appointed 'principal Gardiner and Surveyor' to the King.
Author, John Bunyan, publishes the second part of his Pilgrim's Progress.

International

Luxembourg surrenders to French forces. Renewed fighting between the French Bourbons and the Spanish Habsburgs had broken out the year before when French troops laid seize to Luxembourg and entered the Spanish Netherlands. Charles II rejects Spanish demands for assistance, determined to remain detached from the conflict.

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