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Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine (1634-1705), Diplomat and author

Sitter in 12 portraits
Shortly after his accession to the throne, James II sent the Earl of Castlemaine, a leading Catholic courtier, on an embassy to the Pope. Ironically this was no more popular with the Pope than it was with the Catholic-fearing people of England; Castlemaine was a particularly tactless envoy and the Pope was more anxious about Louis XIV than interested in James's plans to conquer the Netherlands.

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D21458

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1666 or 1671
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D22668

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1666 or 1671
NPG D22668

D22669

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1666 or 1671
NPG D22669

D21651

The coach of Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by Arnold van Westerhout, after Giovanni Battista Lenardi
etching, circa 1687
NPG D21651

D30872

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by Arnold van Westerhout, after Giovanni Battista Lenardi
line engraving, circa 1687
NPG D30872

D2025

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by Arnold van Westerhout, after Giovanni Battista Lenardi
line engraving, circa 1687
NPG D2025

D29453

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D29453

D30873

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, after William Faithorne
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30873

D29451

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, published 1807
NPG D29451

D29452

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

published by John Scott, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1807
NPG D29452

D18868

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by Arnold van Westerhout, published by George Bickham the Elder, after Giovanni Battista Lenardi
line engraving, circa 1687
NPG D18868

D1328

Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine

by Arnold van Westerhout, after Giovanni Battista Lenardi
line engraving, 1688
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D1328