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William Laud

by William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1635-1637)
3 in. x 2 1/4 in. (75 mm x 58 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D21590

Sitterback to top

  • William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist or producer associated with 720 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D16299: William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (from same plate)
  • NPG D22835: William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (from same plate)

Events of 1635back to top

Current affairs

Discovered by the Earl of Arundel, centenarian Thomas Parr dies, it is claimed, at the age of 152.
Richard Weston, Earl of Portland dies. Though unpopular in the Commons, Portland was an effective Lord Chief Treasurer who succeeded in curbing royal expenditure.

Art and science

Dramatic poet, James Shirley composes The Traitor, dedicating it to literary patron, William Cavendish, Earl of Newcastle. Shirley would later assist Newcastle on a number of the earl's own plays, while benefiting from his patronage.
Postal services are made available to the public.

International

As a result of French first minister, Cardinal Richelieu's foreign policy, France becomes directly involved in the Thirty Years' War.
Elector palatine, Charles Lewis, excluded from the peace of Prague between Emperor Ferdinand II and Electorate of Saxony, travels to England to secure military help from his uncle, Charles I.

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