Francis Godwin

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Francis Godwin

after Unknown artist
watercolour, based on a work of 1613
7 in. x 5 3/8 in. (178 mm x 137 mm)
Given by (John) James Byam Shaw, 1964
Primary Collection
NPG 4371

Sitterback to top

  • Francis Godwin (1562-1633), Bishop of Llandaff and Hereford. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6578 portraits.

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Events of 1613back to top

Current affairs

Earl of Suffolk's daughter, Francis Howard marries the king's favourite, Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset. Only months before, courtier Sir Thomas Overbury who opposed the marriage, dies in the Tower; by 1615 the couple are convicted of his murder.
James I's daughter, Princess Elizabeth, marries Frederick V, elector palatine.

Art and science

One of the most important dramatists of the age, John Fletcher, collaborates with William Shakespeare on two plays, Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen.
The Globe Theatre burns down during a performance of William Shakespeare's Henry VIII.

International

Philip III of Spain sends ambassador, Diego Sarmiento de Acuña to England. His post is dominated with the issue concerning a possible marriage alliance between James I's eldest son, Charles, and Philip's second eldest daughter, Maria Anna. The match is much favoured by the James I's Catholic consort, Queen Anne.

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