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William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

(baptised 1593-1676), Writer, diplomat, courtier, royalist army officer and politician

Sitter associated with 37 portraits

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William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Samuel Cooper - NPG D28177

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, circa 1620-1628
NPG D28177

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Samuel Cooper - NPG D20870

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, circa 1620-1628
NPG D20870

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by Peter van Lisebetten (Lysebetten, Liesebetten), after  Abraham Diepenbeeck - NPG D28774

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by Peter van Lisebetten (Lysebetten, Liesebetten), after Abraham Diepenbeeck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28774

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and his family, by Peter van Lisebetten (Lysebetten, Liesebetten), after  Abraham Diepenbeeck - NPG D28775

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and his family

by Peter van Lisebetten (Lysebetten, Liesebetten), after Abraham Diepenbeeck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28775

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by Peeter Clouwet, after  Abraham Diepenbeeck - NPG D29462

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by Peeter Clouwet, after Abraham Diepenbeeck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D29462

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by Peter van Lisebetten (Lysebetten, Liesebetten), after  Abraham Diepenbeeck - NPG D38714

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by Peter van Lisebetten (Lysebetten, Liesebetten), after Abraham Diepenbeeck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D38714

King Charles I and his adherents, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, and after  Unknown artists - NPG D22672

King Charles I and his adherents

after Sir Anthony van Dyck, and after Unknown artists
line engraving, 1660s
NPG D22672

King Charles I and his supporters, by Unknown artist - NPG D19078

King Charles I and his supporters

by Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D19078

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, possibly by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28176

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

possibly by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1713
NPG D28176

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by George Vertue, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck, published by  John & Paul Knapton - NPG D28179

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, published by John & Paul Knapton
line engraving, published 1739
NPG D28179

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Laurie Pettitt

23 March 2017, 17:40

This man was, until King Charles' difficulties, rich. Not just rich, but capital letters RICH.
He expounded Keynsian economics long before there was Keynes. He restored and built castles, employing thousands of workmen and in the process, allowed people to learn skills. The Mega Rich in the World today might take a leaf out of his book. If you 'skill' the labour force of a country, it makes the country a far better place to live. Send your money off to the Caymans and you find that your country isn't a good place to live.
Cavendish skinted himself fighting for Charles I, even when Cavendish and General King had decided that the English and Scots were beginning to fall out and waiting was the best policy. Interference by the King's Nephew. Prince Rupert forced the battle of Marston Moor. Parliament and the Scots: 1----- King: 0.
It was said of King Charles that he could neither be, or be made. Great. Cavendish went off to the Continent, where he met the amazing Margaret (Mad Meg)And her story of their time abroad is wonderful, so get it.

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