8 of 13 portraits by Jan Verkolje
probably published by John Smith, after Jan Verkolje
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
5 3/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (135 mm x 162 mm) plate size; 5 mm margins
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Current affairsRye House Plot, a conspiracy to murder the king and his heir, James, Duke of York, is leaked to the government by minor conspirator, Josiah Keeling. Arrests follow; some conspirators are executed, others pardoned while several flee the country.
Worst ever recorded frost in England freezes the Thames.