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Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester

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Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester, by Wenceslaus Hollar, 1644 - NPG D27138 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 1644
3 3/4 in. x 2 5/8 in. (95 mm x 68 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D27138


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  • Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 529 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.

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Current affairs

Royalists under Prince Rupert are defeated by the united forces of Scottish Covenanters and English Parliamentarians at the Battle of Marston Moor, ending their power in the north of England. Queen Henrietta, having giving birth to her last child, leaves England for safety. She would never see her husband again.

Art and science

French philosopher, René Descartes, publishes Principles of Philosophy, setting out his views on the laws of physics, notably, the principle concerning the motion of objects in the absence of external forces, later borrowed by Sir Isaac Newton.

International

The construction of Fort St. George, the first English fortress in India, is completed by the East India Company. It soon became a centre for trade and led to the expansion of settlements, eventually becoming the coastal city of Madras (Chennai).

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