Called Eadwig (Edwy)
Called Eadwig (Edwy)
after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
2 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in. (57 mm x 44 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by L.M. Griffiths, 1924
Sitterback to top
- Eadwig (Edwy) (941?-959), King of England, reigned 955-59. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Williamson, David, Kings and Queens, 2010, p. 17
- Williamson, David, The National Portrait Gallery: History of the Kings and Queens of England, 1998, p. 23
Events of 1770back to top
Current affairsAugustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton resigns as Prime Minister and is succeeded by Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford.
Art and scienceOliver Goldsmith publishes his poem The Deserted Village.
Philosopher and politician Edmund Burke publishes Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents discussing the limits of the King's authority.
17-year-old Thomas Chatterton, later hailed as a significant poet, commits suicide in a London garret.
Thomas Gainsborough paints his portrait of Jonathan Buttall, which later becomes known as The Blue Boy.
International'Townshend duties' on imports into the colonies are repealed, except for the duty on tea. However, this concession is soon followed by the Boston Massacre, in which British troops fire into an unruly crowd in Boston, killing five.
Captain Cook reaches the eastern coast of Australia, at a place which he names Botany Bay. He discovers the Great Barrier Reef when HMS Endeavour runs onto it. Cook claims New South Wales for the British.
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