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William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, by William Marshall, 1642 - NPG D25113 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

by William Marshall
line engraving, 1642
4 5/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (117 mm x 95 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D25113


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  • William Marshall (active 1617-1649), Engraver. Artist associated with 186 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Current affairs

Charles I fails to arrest five members of Parliament and rejects Parliament's Nineteen Propositions. Outbreak of Civil War. The Battle of Edgehill, the first fought between Royalist armies led by Lieutenant-General, Patrick Ruthven, Earl of Brentford and Parliamentarians under Captain-General, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, is inconclusive.

Art and science

Parliament closes all theatres in London judging entertainment sinful. A Jovial Crew, by playwright, Richard Brome, is reportedly the last play staged before the closure. Poet, John Denham, writes Cooper's Hill, a reflection on kingship during the current political upheavals.

International

Royalist soldier, James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, leads the king's forces in Ireland against the Irish Confederates. During the year, he successfully achieves victory at the battle of Kilrush and raises the siege of Drogheda. France's first minister, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu dies and is succeeded by Cardinal Jules Mazarin.

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