© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Cornelis Galle the Younger, after Nicolaus van der Horst Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, (1625-1635)
7 1/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (183 mm x 136 mm) paper size
- Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), Queen of Charles I. Sitter associated with 87 portraits.
James I dies at Theobalds Palace, Hertfordshire and the Prince of Wales becomes Charles I. Charles's queen, Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France, arrives in Dover escorted by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. The court moves to Oxford temporarily due to an outbreak of the bubonic plague.
Art and science
Under the patronage of the queen, a new theatre company is formed, the Queen Henrietta's Men. Richard Perkins is a founding member.
Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon, is recommended by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham to command a naval expedition to Spain. Though some Spanish ships were captured, Wimbledon failed to destroy Cadiz where most of the Spanish fleet was moored. Treaty of The Hague is signed between England and the Dutch Empire.