10 of 61 portraits of William Laud
published by Claes Jansz Visscher
line and stipple engraving, circa 1633-1645
7 7/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (199 mm x 140 mm) paper size
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- William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.
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Events of 1633back to top
Current affairsWilliam 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 sciencePublication 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.