1 portrait of Robert Abbot
by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1622
5 3/4 in. x 4 1/4 in. (145 mm x 107 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Current affairsLawyer and legal politician, Sir Edward Coke, is imprisoned in the Tower, and later under house arrest, ostensibly for asserting the right to debate commonweath matters in Parliament.
The first race held at Newmarket is run between horses belonging to William Cecil, Earl of Salisbury and Marquis of Buckingham.
Art and scienceThe Tragedy of Othello, by playwright William Shakespeare, is published in quarto format for the first time by Thomas Walkley.
Masque of Augurs, written by Benjamin Jonson, and designed by Inigo Jones, is performed at the newly built Banqueting House at Whitehall.
InternationalPeace conference convenes in Brussels endeavouring to end the escalating crisis in Europe. James I, involved in initiating the conference, sends politician Sir Richard Weston, Earl of Portland, to negotiate recovery of the Palatinate from Habsburg forces.
In Northern America, Algonquian Indians kill hundreds of English settlers around Jamestown.