George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

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George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

after David Loggan
engraving, (1661)
10 5/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (268 mm x 212 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D19207


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  • David Loggan (1634-1692), Artist and engraver. Artist associated with 191 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG 833: George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (from same plate)
  • NPG D19119: George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (from same plate)

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Current affairs

The Cavalier Parliament, with pro-royalist-Anglican majority, begins passing legislation to enforce conformity to the restored Church of England. These statues became known as the 'Clarendon Code', named after, Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, erroneously, since Clarendon favoured a more tolerate approach. Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.

Art and science

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine, the earliest practitioner of mezzotint engraving in England, demonstrates the technique to diarist John Evelyn. The Sceptical Chymist by natural philosopher, Robert Boyle is published; in it Boyle argues for a more philosophical approach to the study of nature by 'chymists'.

International

The marriage treaty of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, sister of the Afonso VI, King of Portugal is concluded. Catherine's dowry brings Mumbai and Tangiers into British possession, as well as free trade with Brazil and the East Indies. England, in return, would provide military protection for Portugal.

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