© National Portrait Gallery, London
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban
by William Marshall, after Simon de Passe Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, 1640
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Simon de Passe (1595-1647), Engraver. Artist associated with 202 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- William Marshall (active 1617-1649), Engraver. Artist associated with 189 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D21281: Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (from same plate)
- NPG D27996: Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (from same plate)
- NPG D39994: Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (from same plate)
Second Bishops' War. James Graham, Marquess of Montrose, leading the Scottish armies, occupies northeast of England. Defeat at the Battle of Newburn forces impoverished Charles to sign Treaty of Ripon. Long Parliament. Habeas Corpus Act is passed, abolishing the Star Chamber. Impeachment of Royalists, Earl of Strafford and Archbishop Laud.
Art and science
Author, James Howell, writes Dodona's Grove
, a historical allegory of events since 1603. A renowned royalist, Howell's anti-parliamentary remarks in the book would later attract accusations from parliamentarians. The last Caroline masque before the outbreak of civil war, Salmacida Spolia
by Sir William Davenant, is performed at Whitehall Palace.
Frederick William becomes Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia. The Elector's policy of religious tolerance benefited his state during the religious struggles dominating the Thirty Years' War. The Bay Psalm Book
is published, the first book to be printed in British North America.