Edward 'the Martyr'
2 of 2 portraits of Edward 'the Martyr'
Edward 'the Martyr'
by John Hall, after Edwards
line engraving, published 1776
Sitterback to top
- Edward 'the Martyr' (circa 962-978), King of England, reigned 975-78. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Linked publicationsback to top
- Williamson, David, Kings and Queens, 2010, p. 19
- Williamson, David, The National Portrait Gallery: History of the Kings and Queens of England, 1998, p. 25
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Member of Parliament David Hartley unsuccessfully introduces a motion to the House of Commons calling for the abolition of the slave trade.
Art and scienceEdward Gibbon produces the first volume of his monumental The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Artist John Constable is born.
Scottish economist Adam Smith analyses the nature and causes of prosperity in his magnum opus The Wealth of Nations.
InternationalAmerican War of Independence: George Washington raises a new American flag on Prospect Hill, Boston. In an anonymous pamphlet entitled Common Sense, English immigrant Thomas Paine is the first to argue that the American colonies should be independent. Declaration of American Independence on 4 July.
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