George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

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George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

by Benoit Audran the Elder, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, published 1707
11 7/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. (302 mm x 181 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D39422

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Artistsback to top

  • Benoit Audran the Elder (1661-1721), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 6 portraits.
  • Adriaen van der Werff (1659-1722), Painter, draughtsman, mezzotint engraver and architect. Artist or producer associated with 89 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D20181: George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (from same plate)
  • NPG D29376: George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (from same plate)

Events of 1707back to top

Current affairs

The Acts of Union unites the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one sovereign state, Great Britain, and merges the parliaments of both states. Presiding over the negotiations for the union was the Lord Chancellor, William Cowper and Lord Seafield, Scottish Lord Chancellor.

Art and science

Antiquary, Humphrey Wanley, helps 're-found' the Society of Antiquaries which first meets at the Bear Tavern in the Strand. Originally established in 1586, it ceased to meet soon after the accession of James I.

International

Following failure to capture Toulon, Admiral Cloudesley Shovell's flagship 'Association' is shipwrecked in the Isles of Scilly, drowning her entire crew.
Hispano-French army, led by James FitzJames, Duke of Berwick overwhelmingly defeat British forces under Henri de Massue de Ruvigny at Almanza, a defining battle in war against France.

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