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Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex

by George Glover, published by Peter Stent
line engraving, circa 1642
5 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in. (139 mm x 120 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D27089

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Artistsback to top

  • George Glover (active 1625-1652), Engraver. Artist associated with 89 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Peter Stent (circa 1613-1665), Printseller and printer. Artist associated with 71 portraits.

Events of 1642back to top

Current affairs

Charles I fails to arrest five members of Parliament and rejects Parliament's Nineteen Propositions.
Outbreak of Civil War. The Battle of Edgehill, the first fought between Royalist armies led by Lieutenant-General, Patrick Ruthven, Earl of Brentford and Parliamentarians under Captain-General, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, is inconclusive.

Art and science

Parliament closes all theatres in London judging entertainment sinful. A Jovial Crew, by playwright, Richard Brome, is reportedly the last play staged before the closure.
Poet, John Denham, writes Cooper's Hill, a reflection on kingship during the current political upheavals.

International

Royalist soldier, James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, leads the king's forces in Ireland against the Irish Confederates. During the year, he successfully achieves victory at the battle of Kilrush and raises the siege of Drogheda.
France's first minister, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu dies and is succeeded by Cardinal Jules Mazarin.

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Katherine Acheson

09 January 2017, 14:26

In Early English Books Online, the artist of this engraving is identified as George Glover. In EEBO it is represented on its own, and as frontispiece to _The list of the army raised under the command of his Excellency, Robert Earle of Essex and Ewe, Viscount Hereford, Lord Ferrers of Chartley, Bourcheir and Lovaine_ printed 1642 by John Partridge.

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