King Charles I
King Charles I
by Abraham Hertochs (Hertocks), after Philip Fruytiers
line engraving, 1662
12 7/8 in. x 15 7/8 in. (327 mm x 403 mm) paper size
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This impressive work from Antwerp, one of Europe's primary centres of print production at this time, is evidence of the influence of Eikon Basilike across the continent. The print dates from after the Restoration of the monarchy, when the eldest son of Charles I ascended to the throne as King Charles II.
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- Charles I: King and Martyr (19 July 2008 - 14 December 2008)
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Current affairsMarriage of Catherine of Braganza to Charles II. A spectacular pageant on the Thames greets Catherine as she arrives at Whitehall Palace.
Act of Uniformity, lays down requirements for the clergy to remain in the Church of England, forcing hundreds to be ejected from their livings.
Art and sciencePhysicist Robert Boyle publishes A Defence of the Doctrine, Touching the Spring and Weight of the Air, which contains the first formulation of Boyle's Law, describing the relationship between pressure and volume of gases.
InternationalUpon restoration of the monarchy, pro-royalist and Catholic Irish landlords, notably James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, appeal to the king to restore their lands confiscated during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. However, political wrangling and insufficient land renders the subsequent Act of Settlement, passed by the Irish Parliament, unworkable.
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