Queen Elizabeth I
17 of 34 portraits by Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I
by Francis Delaram, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1630
8 5/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (218 mm x 156 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Reigned 1558-1603. Sitter associated with 131 portraits.
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Current affairsCharles I's first surviving child, Charles, is born in St. James's Palace. He is baptised by the Anglican Bishop of London, William Laud, and brought up in the care of the Protestant Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset.
Art and scienceThe Cottonian Library, containing the greatest resource of Old English and Middle English literature, founded by antiquary and anti-royalist, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, is confiscated by the authorities.
InternationalPhilip IV of Spain and Charles I sign the Treaty of Madrid, ending hostilities between the two countries. Spanish diplomat, Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, assists with the conclusion of the peace deal.
German, Protestant land is regained from Catholic allies on account of Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.
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