© National Portrait Gallery, London
Horace Vere, Baron Vere of Tilbury
by Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt Click on the links below to find out more
oil on panel, 1629
34 1/4 in. x 25 1/2 in. (869 mm x 649 mm)
This portrait, with its remarkable inset battle scene, was painted during Vere's time in the Low Countries. It incorporates his motto 'VERO NIHIL VERIUS': 'nothing is more true than the truth'.
In Parliament, opponents of Charles I issue a protestation condemning his policies; Charles subsequently orders the Speaker, Sir John Finch, to adjourn Parliament, and after much turmoil, the House is dissolved. Charles I would now govern for eleven years without recourse to Parliament, known as his Personal Rule.
Art and science
Apothcary and herbalist, John Parkinson publishes Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris
, the first published book on British gardening, describing over 1000 plants. In dedicating it to the queen, Henrietta Maria, Parkinson is given the title, botanicus regius primarius
by Charles I.
Philip IV of Spain sends Dutch painter, Sir Peter Paul Rubens asan emissary to open peace negotiations with England. His mission is hailed a success by both countries. While in England he painted several portraits, including Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel. The Treaty of Suza ends the Anglo-French conflict.