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James V of Scotland

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James V of Scotland, after Unknown artist, circa 1602 - NPG D42365 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James V of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1602
6 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (159 mm x 120 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D42365


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  • James V of Scotland (1512-1542), Father of Mary Queen of Scots; reigned Scotland 1513-42. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.

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The Lord Deputy of Ireland Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy secures the surrender of the Spanish force sent to Ireland to assist the Catholic rebellion led by Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone.

Art and science

The full-length portrait of Sir Walter Ralegh and his son is painted by an unknown artist. The Bodleian Library of Oxford University is inaugurated by the scholar and diplomat Sir Thomas Bodley. Akbar, Mughal Emperor of India, constructs the Buland Darwaza ('Great Gateway') in Fatehpur Sikri, India, to commemorate his conquest of Gujarat.

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Foundation of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC) and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. The Dutch fleet arrives in Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka) and is welcomed as aid against the Portuguese. Abbas I, Shah of Persia expels the Portuguese from Bahrain in the Persian Gulf and launches a campaign against the Ottoman Empire.

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