© National Portrait Gallery, London
William Austin in the title page to his 'Meditations'
by George Glover Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1637
10 7/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (276 mm x 166 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- George Glover (active 1625-1652), Engraver. Artist associated with 89 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Politician, John Hampden, fights a high profile case refusing to pay ship money imposed by Charles I, whose case is argued by Judge, Sir John Bankes. Hampden narrowly looses the case. Charles I, eager to extend Anglicism to Scotland through the imposition of a new Prayer Book, meets with resistance.
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Charles I issues a proclamation that those emigrating to America must obtain a licence from the Commissioners for Plantations and a certificate proving allegiance to the king and conformity to the Church of England. First recorded economic bubble. Contract prices for tulips in the Netherlands collapses having become very high.