published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
13 3/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (340 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 14 7/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (378 mm x 290 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries, 1984
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- Thomas Thynne (1648-1682), Courtier; husband of Elizabeth Percy. Sitter in 9 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Blue Balcony, Little Queen Street, London)
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- Alexander Browne and Richard Tompson (8 November 2003 - 12 April 2004)
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Current affairsJames, Duke of York's influence grows within Charles II's government; the Admiralty commission is abolished, allowing James to resume his role as lord admiral, in all but name. A new generation of Tories, supporters of James are bestowed with influential roles, including Sir George Jeffreys, recently appointed Lord Chief Justice.
Art and scienceItalian decorative artist, Antonio Verrio, is appointed 'principal Gardiner and Surveyor' to the King.
Author, John Bunyan, publishes the second part of his Pilgrim's Progress.
InternationalLuxembourg surrenders to French forces. Renewed fighting between the French Bourbons and the Spanish Habsburgs had broken out the year before when French troops laid seize to Luxembourg and entered the Spanish Netherlands. Charles II rejects Spanish demands for assistance, determined to remain detached from the conflict.
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