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Anne of Denmark when Queen of Scotland

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Anne of Denmark when Queen of Scotland, by Lambert Cornelis, after  Unknown artist, 1595 - NPG D18122 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anne of Denmark when Queen of Scotland

by Lambert Cornelis, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1595
4 1/8 in. x 3 1/8 in. (104 mm x 78 mm) plate size; 5 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (141 mm x 110 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D18122


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  • Anne of Denmark (1574-1619), Queen of James I. Sitter associated with 47 portraits.

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  • NPG D18123: Anne of Denmark when Queen of Scotland (from same plate)

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Current affairs

The Nine Years War begins in Ireland. The Earl of Tyrone leads an uprising against the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I. He appeals to the Catholic Philip II of Spain for assistance. Spanish ships land in Cornwall sparking fears of a new Armada. They burn Penzance and Mousehole but then flee. The Jesuit poet and Catholic martyr Robert Southwell is executed for treason. His Saint Peter's Complaint and Other Poems is posthumously published.

Art and science

Sir Walter Ralegh sets out on a voyage to Guiana (now Venezuela) to find the mythic land of 'El Dorado' where there was said to be large amounts of gold. His search is unsuccessful. Sir Francis Drake sails for the West Indies. William Shakespeare writes Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream at about his time. Portrait of the poet and clergyman John Donne is painted at about this time.

International

Battle of Fontaine-Française- Henry IV of France defeats the Spanish army and the remnants of the French Catholic League under Charles, Duke of Mayenne. Sigmund Báthory, Prince of Transylvania and Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia defeat the Ottoman army at the Guirgevo (in present-day Romania). Mehmed III succeeds Murad III as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

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