Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick(1587-1658), Lord High Admiral
Sitter associated with 33 portraits
Naval commander whose privateering ventures helped to estrange him from the court of Charles I; involved in the colonisation of America; associated with the foundation of New Plymouth, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and later of Rhode Island (1644); raised forces for Parliament and was appointed Lord High Admiral (1643); ejected from office by the independents and subsequently took no part in Commonwealth affairs.
probably by Wenceslaus Hollar
by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, early 1640s
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