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King James I of England and VI of Scotland; Henry, Prince of Wales
by Willem de Passe Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, 1621
11 3/4 in. x 7 7/8 in. (300 mm x 201 mm) paper size
- Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver. Artist associated with 174 portraits.
- NPG D10607: King James I of England and VI of Scotland; Henry, Prince of Wales (from same plate)
Parliament assembles amid fears of Catholicism sweeping Europe. Initially, it enthusiastically supports James I's proposal for diplomatic intervention in Bohemia, however, upon hearing of his considerations towards a Spanish marriage, Parliamentarians adamantly refuse to grant further funds.Lord Chancellor Bacon is found guilty of corruption under revival of judicial impeachments.
Art and science
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, is founded as a physic garden by Henry Danvers. The appearance of the first newspaper in English, the Corante
, translated from a Dutch coranto, promises reports from Europe but is prevented from containing English news under the Star Chamber Decree, 1586.
Philip IV of Spain ascends the throne at the age of sixteen. In France, Louis XIII moves to eradicate the rebellion by Huguenots who fear renewed persecution. After several victories, he is forced to abandon his siege of the city of Montauban, a Huguenot stronghold.