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William Laud, after Unknown artist, circa 1633-1645 - NPG D21582 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Laud

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1633-1645
4 7/8 in. x 3 3/8 in. (123 mm x 85 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D21582


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  • William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.

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William Laud is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. A supporter of the political and religious policies of Charles I, he worked for the uniformity of church doctrine and practice. Formal coronation of Charles I in Scotland. It would be the king's first visit since he left the country aged three.

Art and science

Publication of Histriomastix by pamphleteer, William Prynne, which denounces female actors, coincides with the queen's participation in a masque; Prynne is consequently tried for sedition. Playwright, John Ford, publishes 'Tis Pity She's a Whore; its treatment of incest makes it one of the most controversial works in English literature.

International

Summoned by Pope VIII, Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to stand trial for the Copernican views he expressed in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, 1632. Found guilty of heresy, he spends the remainder of his life under house arrest.

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Dr Mark Byford

04 June 2016, 20:35

See my other comment re William Prynne: I have a copy of this plate printed on a folio page for insertion in Prynne's work "Canterburies Doome", printed in 1646.

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