by and published by John Smith, after John Closterman
13 3/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (341 mm x 248 mm) plate size
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- Thomas Maxwell (died 1693), Major-General; second husband of Jane Bickerton, Duchess of Norfolk. Sitter in 6 portraits.
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Current affairsStatesman and member of the Privy Council, John Churchill is dismissed from office by the monarchs and later imprisoned on suspicion of collaborating with Jacobites.
Jacobite sympathisers in the Scottish Highlands, the MacIain clan, are murdered by government troops led by Robert Campbell, in the Glencoe Massacre.
Art and scienceAntiquary, Thomas Rymer, is appointed historiographer royal. Rymer would spend the rest of his life transcribing the history of England's alliances and treaties with foreign countries, publishing them in sixteen volumes.
Nahum Tate is appointed Poet Laureate.
Composer, Henry Purcell, stages the dramatic opera, The Fairy-Queen.