This fine early 17th-century woman's jacket is particularly significant because it is shown being worn in the Portrait of Margaret Layton (museum no. E.214-1994), attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561-1636) and displayed alongside it.
Queen Anne Stuart Of England, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regent of England, Scotland and Ireland after William III died in a riding accident, on this day 8th March, 1702.. Despite seventeen pregnancies, Anne died without surviving children and was the last monarch of the House of Stuart. She was succeeded by her second cousin George I of Hanover