The King and Queen of Bohemia and their family

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The King and Queen of Bohemia and their family

by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1622 or after
7 1/8 in. x 8 5/8 in. (180 mm x 218 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D26452

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  • Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 175 portraits.

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Current affairs

Lawyer and legal politician, Sir Edward Coke, is imprisoned in the Tower, and later under house arrest, ostensibly for asserting the right to debate commonweath matters in Parliament.
The first race held at Newmarket is run between horses belonging to William Cecil, Earl of Salisbury and Marquis of Buckingham.

Art and science

The Tragedy of Othello, by playwright William Shakespeare, is published in quarto format for the first time by Thomas Walkley.
Masque of Augurs, written by Benjamin Jonson, and designed by Inigo Jones, is performed at the newly built Banqueting House at Whitehall.


Peace conference convenes in Brussels endeavouring to end the escalating crisis in Europe. James I, involved in initiating the conference, sends politician Sir Richard Weston, Earl of Portland, to negotiate recovery of the Palatinate from Habsburg forces.
In Northern America, Algonquian Indians kill hundreds of English settlers around Jamestown.

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