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Charles Moore

by Peter Coombes, after Johann Kerseboom, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, circa 1691-1707
13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (352 mm x 253 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D31551

Sitterback to top

  • Charles Moore, Son of John Moore, Bishop of Ely. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Peter Coombes. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
  • Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Johann Kerseboom (died 1708), Artist. Artist associated with 32 portraits.

Events of 1691back to top

Current affairs

John Tillotson reluctantly accepts the appointment of Archbishop of Canterbury. A prominent preacher, Tillotson hoped his aims to unite the country's Protestants and initiate a moral reformation would be fulfilled by the dual monarchy.

Art and science

Dramatic opera, King Arthur, by poet John Dryden, is staged for the first time. Written originally in 1684, the play is revived as an opera with music by Henry Purcell.

International

Treaty of Limerick ends fighting between Irish Jacobites and Williamites; its military articles gave Jacobites the choice to leave Ireland or accept William as king; the civil articles, more controversially, ensured protection of Jacobite Irish gentry. As a lord justice of Ireland, Thomas Coningsby, is instrumental in finalising the settlement.

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