Henry Airay

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Henry Airay

by Richard Haydock
line engraving, 1616 or after
20 1/2 in. x 14 3/4 in. (520 mm x 375 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D25975

Sitterback to top

  • Henry Airay (1559-1616), Provost of Queen's College, Oxford. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Richard Haydock (1569 or 1570-circa 1642), Physician and engraver. Artist or producer associated with 7 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Events of 1616back to top

Current affairs

Playwright, William Shakespeare, dies in Stratford-Upon-Avon on 23rd April, after he contracted a fever. He is buried days later inside Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.
James I's second son, Charles, is invested as Prince of Wales at a lavish ceremony at Whitehall.

Art and science

Poet and playwright Benjamin Jonson, is granted a royal pension effectively establishing him as the first poet laureate in all but name.
Queen Anne commissions Inigo Jones to design a pavilion at Greenwich, the Queen's House.

International

Sir Walter Ralegh, released from prison, begins planning an expedition to Guiana in search of El Dorado. With established Spanish settlements in the area, Ralegh's expedition unsettled the court which sought lasting peace with Spain.
The Catholic Church places Nicolaus Copernicus's De revolutionibus, 1543, on its list of prohibited books.

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