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Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland

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Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1639-1649
11 1/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (285 mm x 211 mm) plate size; 11 1/2 in. x 8 3/8 in. (292 mm x 214 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
Reference Collection
NPG D23492

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  • NPG D23491: Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland (from same plate)

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First Bishop's War. Conflict between Scotland and England over the king's intention to replace Scottish Presbyterianism with High Anglicanism is fiercely opposed by Scottish covenanters. Both sides assemble armies with Archibald Campbell, Marquess of Argyll emerging as leader of the covenanters. Only skirmishes occur, quickly leading to negotiations at Berwick.

Art and science

Archbishop Laud donates the Peterborough Chronicle, one of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, to the Bodleian Library.
Astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks having predicted the transit of Venus in November, observes and records it. Horrocks's draft treatise on the planet's transit, Venus in sole visa, is posthumously published by Johannes Hevelius in 1662.

International

Naval Battle of the Downs. Dutch Admiral Maarten Tromp, decisively defeats the Spanish, under Admiral Antonio de Oquendo. It is fought in the English Channel.
Francis Day, of the British East India Company, acquires land from King of Chandragiri, and founds Fort St. George, which would later become Madras (Chennai).

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