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Sir Roger L'Estrange

by Robert White, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1692
10 3/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (264 mm x 175 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1913
Reference Collection
NPG D19361

Sitterback to top

Artistsback to top

  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 1689 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
  • Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 608 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D30210: Sir Roger L'Estrange (from same plate)
  • NPG D32809: Sir Roger L'Estrange (from same plate)
  • NPG D32810: Sir Roger L'Estrange (from same plate)
  • NPG D37306: Sir Roger L'Estrange (from same plate)

Events of 1692back to top

Current affairs

Statesman 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 science

Antiquary, 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.

International

Attempts by French and Jacobite-Irish forces to invade England and restore James II to the English throne are thwarted at the naval Battle of La Hogue. The English victory is principally achieved by Vice-Admiral George Rooke's destruction of the enemy's fleet.

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