by James Basire, published by John Nichols
line engraving, late 18th century
15 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (397 mm x 245 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sittersback to top
- Philip Sherard, 2nd Earl of Harborough (1680-1750), Lord Lieutenant of Rutland and Custos Rotulorum of Rutland. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Bennet Sherard, 3rd Earl of Harborough (1709 or 1710-1770), Lord Lieutenant of Rutland and Custos Rotulorum of Rutland. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Sherard, 1st Baron Sherard (1588-1640), Member of The Honourable Band of Gentlemen Pensioners under James I. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Abigail Sherard (née Cave), Baroness Sherard (died 1659), Antiquary and philanthropist; wife of 1st Baron Sherard; daughter of Cecil Cave. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Bennet Sherard, 2nd Baron Sherard (1621-1699 or 1700), Lord Lieutenant of Rutland and Custos Rotulorum of Rutland. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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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International'Townshend duties' on imports into the colonies are repealed, except for the duty on tea.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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