William Ames

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William Ames

by William Marshall
line engraving, published 1633
60 1/4 in. x 4 3/8 in. (1531 mm x 112 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D26862

Sitterback to top

  • William Ames (1576-1633), Puritan divine. Sitter in 4 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • William Marshall (circa 1617-1649), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 190 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Current affairs

William Laud is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. A supporter of the political and religious policies of Charles I, he worked for the uniformity of church doctrine and practice.
Formal coronation of Charles I in Scotland. It would be the king's first visit since he left the country aged three.

Art and science

Publication of Histriomastix by pamphleteer, William Prynne, which denounces female actors, coincides with the queen's participation in a masque; Prynne is consequently tried for sedition.
Playwright, John Ford, publishes 'Tis Pity She's a Whore; its treatment of incest makes it one of the most controversial works in English literature.


International

Summoned by Pope VIII, Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to stand trial for the Copernican views he expressed in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, 1632. Found guilty of heresy, he spends the remainder of his life under house arrest.

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