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John Alcock

by John Faber Sr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1714
10 1/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (258 mm x 198 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1913
Reference Collection
NPG D20428

Sitterback to top

  • John Alcock (1430-1500), Bishop of Ely. Sitter in 7 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • John Faber Sr (circa 1660-1721), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist or producer associated with 195 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6577 portraits.

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Current affairs

Queen Anne dies at Kensington Palace aged 49, on 1st August. The same day, under the Act of Regency, the regency council proclaims James I's great-grandson, George, elector of Hanover, king of Great Britain and Ireland, thus transferring the crown from the house of Stuart to the house of Hanover.

Art and science

Writer and politician, Sir Richard Steele, accepts the post of governorship for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Tenison, founds one of the first co-educational schools in Croydon.
The Longitude Act offers a reward for the invention of a method of precisely determining a ship's longitude.

International

Despite the peace accord at Utrecht in 1713, ratification of the treaties of Rastatt and Baden are required to end the continued hostilities in the War of the Spanish Succession between the French king Louis XIV and Charles VI Archduke of Austria and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

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