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Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, by William Faithorne, published by  Thomas Hinde, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, published circa 1643-1652 - NPG D22925 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Prince Rupert, Count Palatine

by William Faithorne, published by Thomas Hinde, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, published circa 1643-1652
11 1/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (282 mm x 195 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D22925


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  • Prince Rupert, Count Palatine (1619-1682), Soldier and patron of science; son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia and Elizabeth of Bohemia. Sitter associated with 45 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.

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  • Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1010 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
  • William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 719 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
  • Thomas Hinde (active 1635-1652). Artist associated with 7 portraits.

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Current affairs

Signing of the Solemn League and Covenant. The treaty forms an alliance between the English Parliament and Scottish Covenanters. Sir Henry Vane emerges as the leading spokesman of the English delegation. The Westminster Assembly, comprising of clergymen and politicians, is appointed by the Long Parliament to restructure the Anglican Church.

Art and science

The authorised version of Religio Medici (A Doctor's Religion), by Norwich physician Sir Thomas Browne, is published. A type of personal memoir, the work gained Browne a European reputation. Parliament issues a licensing order stipulating that all books are examined prior to publication, inciting John Milton to write Areopagitica, 1644.

International

Aged four, Louis XIV inherits the French throne. He would become the longest reigning monarch in European history. Charles I orders James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, to arrange a ceasefire with the Catholics Confederates in Ireland, allowing Ormonde's Irish troops to fight against the Parliamentarians in England.

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