The Entry of William of Orange

1 portrait of William Louis, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg

The Entry of William of Orange, by Cornelis van Kittensteyn, after  Willem Pietersz Buytenwech, published 1626 - NPG D26207 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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The Entry of William of Orange

by Cornelis van Kittensteyn, after Willem Pietersz Buytenwech
line engraving, published 1626
13 7/8 in. x 59 in. (352 mm x 1500 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D26207


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Coronation of Charles I. The queen, Henrietta Maria, does not attend the service, refusing to accept the crown in an Anglican service. Parliament refuses to grant the king subsidies for war without redress of various grievances concerning religious issues, and the impeachment of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.

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Two works by Francis Bacon, Viscount of St. Albans, Sylva sylvarum, a compilation of articles of Bacon's own observations and experiments, and the New Atlantis, a brief tract describing an isolated, utopian society, are published posthumously in the same volume by his personal secretary, William Rawley.

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France and England slide towards war as diplomatic relations begin to break down. Charles I deports his queen's French entourage believing some to be spies, while the king of France, Louis XIII's chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu, deceitfully uses loaned English ships to fight Huguenots rebels.

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