Sir John Finet
Sir John Finet
copy by George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
watercolour, 19th century, based on a work of circa 1609
11 1/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (282 mm x 216 mm)
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 217
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 118
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Current affairsJames I, Queen Anne and their children attend the inauguration of The New Exchange, a shopping centre built by Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury in the Strand. The opening underlined Salisbury's dominance in the development of this affluent area of London.
Soldier, Sir Francis Vere, is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Art and scienceHistorian and poet, Samuel Daniel, completes the last book of his epic poem, Civil Wars, a history of the hostilities between the royal houses of Lancaster and York. It was one of Daniel's greatest literary achievements.
Cornelius Drebbel invents the thermostat.
InternationalPromoted by administrator, Sir William Parsons, in the aftermath of the Nine Years' War, the Plantation of Ulster encourages English and Scottish Protestants to settle in Ireland and establish towns on land confiscated from Irish Catholics.
English castaways, destined for Virginia, are shipwrecked on Bermuda to become its first colonizers.
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