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Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine; Frederick Henry, Prince of the Palatinate; Frederick V, King of Bohemia and Elector Palatine

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Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine; Frederick Henry, Prince of the Palatinate; Frederick V, King of Bohemia and Elector Palatine

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, after 1614
4 1/2 in. x 3 3/8 in. (115 mm x 87 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D25750

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  • Simon de Passe (1595-1647), Engraver. Artist associated with 202 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Current affairs

James I summons Parliament. The crown and Commons conflict principally over impositions, the royal prerogative of raising taxes, eventually leading to its opposition in the Lords led by Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton. James angrily dissolves Parliament, its ineffectiveness earning it the name, the 'Addled' Parliament.

Art and science

Hobson's Conduit is completed, bringing fresh water into Cambridge from springs near Great Shelford. Carrier Thomas Hobson is a benefactor of the project.
Sir Walter Ralegh, imprisoned in the Tower, finishes his History of the World. It is considered of one of the finest specimens of Elizabethan prose.


Diplomat Sir Thomas Roe, accepts the post as England's first ambassador to Mughal India.
Treaty of Xanten, signed between the Elector of Brandenburg and Count Palatine of Neuburg, ends hostilities over the territories of Cleves and Jülich. James I's diplomacy in concluding the treaty ultimately begins difficulties with the Dutch.

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