1 portrait of Princess Elizabeth
after Unknown artist
etching, mid 17th century
5 3/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (136 mm x 115 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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Sitterback to top
- Princess Elizabeth (1635-1650), Daughter of Charles I. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.
Events of 1630back to top
Current affairsCharles I's first surviving child, Charles, is born in St. James's Palace. He is baptised by the Anglican Bishop of London, William Laud, and brought up in the care of the Protestant Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset.
Art and scienceThe Cottonian Library, containing the greatest resource of Old English and Middle English literature, founded by antiquary and anti-royalist, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, is confiscated by the authorities.
InternationalPhilip IV of Spain and Charles I sign the Treaty of Madrid, ending hostilities between the two countries. Spanish diplomat, Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, assists with the conclusion of the peace deal.
German, Protestant land is regained from Catholic allies on account of Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.
Exhibitions and displays
- Life, Death and Memory
Until 16 March 2018
- Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon
21 September, 12:30