John Clotworthy, 1st Viscount Massereene

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John Clotworthy, 1st Viscount Massereene

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, after 1648
28 3/4 in. x 24 in. (730 mm x 610 mm)
Purchased, 1925
Primary Collection
NPG 2110

On display at Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley

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Current affairs

Resurgence of civil war largely ends at the battle of Preston, won by Parliamentarians under Oliver Cromwell's command.
Parliamentary General Henry Ireton's Army Remonstrance demands the king is tried an enemy of the state. Ireton also instigates a coups d'état, Pride's Purge, ridding Parliament of MPs supporting negotiations with Charles.

Art and science

John Wilkins, Bishop of Chester, publishes Mathematical Magick, the first work in English on the fundamental principles of mechanics, conceived in the form of a practical manual.

International

A series of European treaties, negotiated since 1644, results in the Peace of Westphalia and ends the German phase of the Thirty Years' War, and war between the Dutch and Spain in the Eighty Years' War. Delegations are sent from around Europe, Henri II d'Orleans leads the French delegation.

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