1 of 2 portraits of Archibald Armstrong
by Richard Gaywood
line engraving, 1660
4 5/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. (118 mm x 67 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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Current affairsThe Convention Parliament and Lords proclaim Charles II king after he issues a declaration from Breda offering an indemnity to those who had committed crimes against the crown during the civil war and Interregnum. Charles lands at Dover from The Hague on 25th May to great pomp and ceremony.
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Official foundation of the Royal Society.