10 of 40 portraits by Sir Peter Paul Rubens
published by John Smith, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
4 3/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. (120 mm x 90 mm) plate size; 5 1/2 in. x 4 1/8 in. (140 mm x 105 mm) paper size
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Current affairsRye House Plot, a conspiracy to murder the king and his heir, James, Duke of York, is leaked to the government by minor conspirator, Josiah Keeling. Arrests follow; some conspirators are executed, others pardoned while several flee the country.
Worst ever recorded frost in England freezes the Thames.