by John Smith, after A. Grace
12 3/4 in. x 9 1/8 in. (323 mm x 232 mm) plate size; 13 7/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (352 mm x 260 mm) paper size
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Current affairsExiled James II dies in France. Various parts of his body are interred in a number of churches around the country; his corpse is buried in the English church in the Faubourg St. Jacques.
The Act of Settlement is passed, securing the throne to the Protestant Hanoverians.
Art and scienceSupported by the Bishop of London, Henry Compton, The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, founded by Thomas Bray, obtains a royal charter.
Publication of The Christian Hero, the first major work by essayist Richard Steele.