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Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset

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Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, by Robert Cooper, (circa 1703) - NPG D41819 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, (circa 1703)
9 3/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. (247 mm x 160 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (440 mm x 290 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D41819

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  • Robert Cooper (active 1795-died 1828), Historical and portrait engraver. Artist associated with 190 portraits.

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  • NPG 3224: Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset (after)

Events of 1703back to top

Current affairs

A great storm ravages southern England killing thousands at sea and wrecking several naval warships along the coast.
The Scottish Parliament passes a Bill of Security stipulating that the successor to the Scottish throne is Protestant, descended from Scottish kings. It is vetoed by the English Parliament.

Art and science

Scholarly church historian, William Wake, publishes The State of the Church and Clergy of England, a history of English synods since Anglo-Saxon times.
Sailing and Fighting Instructions for her Majesty's Fleet, by Admiral George Rooke provides the basis for English fleet tactics throughout the century.

International

Diplomat, John Methuen, negotiates commercial treaties between England and Portugal to facilitate trading relations.
Portugal enters the grand alliance against France in the War of the Spanish Succession.

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