Kent. [From top-left, clockwise:] Tho. Colepeper Esq.r; David Polhill Esq.r; Iust.n Champneys Esq.r; Wm. Hamilton; Will.m Colepeper Esq.rNon Auro Patriam_ [in ink:] The Kentish Petitioners comitted to ye Tower by the Ho: Comons.
London, Printed for Tho. Cockerill at Ye 3 Leggs & Bible in ye Poultry. 1701. Don all from the Life.
Copper engraving. Plate 370 x 280mm. 14½ x 11". Cut. Small tear in publication line.
The Kentish Petitioners were five men elected by Kent to march to Parliament as England faced the prospect of war with France. Parliament refused William's request for the creation of a standing army in England. The Petitioners presented their petition to Parliament, but were arrested and imprisoned after the Commons declared the petition seditious. The portraits of Justinian Champneys, Thomas and William Colepeper, William Hamilton and David Polhill.
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