© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry, Prince of Wales
by William Hole (Holle) Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1613
7 1/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (190 mm x 122 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- NPG D9245: Henry, Prince of Wales (from same plate)
Earl of Suffolk's daughter, Francis Howard marries the king's favourite, Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset. Only months before, courtier Sir Thomas Overbury who opposed the marriage, dies in the Tower; by 1615 the couple are convicted of his murder. James I's daughter, Princess Elizabeth, marries Frederick V, elector palatine.
Art and science
One of the most important dramatists of the age, John Fletcher, collaborates with William Shakespeare on two plays, Henry VIII
and The Two Noble Kinsmen
. The Globe Theatre burns down during a performance of William Shakespeare's Henry VIII
Philip III of Spain sends ambassador, Diego Sarmiento de Acuña to England. His post is dominated with the issue concerning a possible marriage alliance between James I's eldest son, Charles, and Philip's second eldest daughter, Maria Anna. The match is much favoured by the James I's Catholic consort, Queen Anne.