© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)
by Robert Vaughan, after Simon de Passe Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1650 (1617)
5 1/2 in. x 2 7/8 in. (139 mm x 74 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Sir Walter Ralegh (1554-1618), Soldier, sailor, poet and writer. Sitter in 48 portraits.
- Simon de Passe (1595-1647), Engraver. Artist associated with 202 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Robert Vaughan (circa 1600-circa 1660), Artist. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D21171: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
- NPG D21172: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
- NPG D28000: Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh) (from same plate)
Exiled Charles, Prince of Wales, holds negotiations in the Netherlands, with the Scottish Parliament to secure an alliance. Despite misgivings on both sides, and pressure from the Scots for Charles to sign the covenants, the treaty of Breda is agreed. Oliver Cromwell defeats the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar.
Art and science
Poet and politician, Andrew Marvell, composes his greatest political poem, Horatian Ode
upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland. Marvell become Oliver Cromwell's unofficial poet laureate during the Protectorate.
William, The Prince of Orange, grandson of Charles I, is born assuming the title from the moment of birth. Forty years later, he would become William III of England. General-at-Sea, Robert Blake is dispatched to Portugal to prevent attacks on Commonwealth merchant shipping from royalist, Prince Rupert, based in Lisbon.