by James Clark
line engraving, late 17th century
12 3/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (315 mm x 190 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sittersback to top
- King Charles I (1600-1649), Reigned 1625-49. Sitter associated with 335 portraits. Identify
- King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 295 portraits. Identify
- King James I of England and VI of Scotland (1566-1625), Reigned Scotland 1567-1625 and England 1603-25. Sitter associated with 199 portraits. Identify
- James I of Scotland (1394-1437), Reigned Scotland 1424-37. Sitter in 9 portraits. Identify
- James II of Scotland (1430-1460), Reigned Scotland 1437-60. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- James III of Scotland (1452-1488), King of Scotland, reigned 1460-88. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- James IV of Scotland (1473-1513), Reigned Scotland 1488-1513. Sitter associated with 14 portraits. Identify
- James V of Scotland (1512-1542), Father of Mary Queen of Scots; reigned Scotland 1513-42. Sitter associated with 13 portraits. Identify
- Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), Reigned 1542-67. Sitter associated with 151 portraits. Identify
Events of 1670back to top
Current affairsCharles II mistress, Barbara Villiers, is created Duchess of Cleveland and granted Nonsuch Palace including its sizeable grounds.
Actress and royal mistress, Nell Gwyn, gives birth to Charles II's son, Charles, who would later become, Duke of St. Albans.
Art and scienceTragicomedy, The Forc'd Marriage, by Aphra Behn, staged by the Duke's Company, starts Behn's career as a professional writer. The writer may have been a royalist spy towards the end of the interregnum.
Poet laureate, John Dryden, is made historiographer royal, a post he would hold for nearly 20 years.
InternationalTerms of a secret treaty between Charles II and Louis XIV are brought by Henrietta, Duchess of Orleans during a visit to Dover; upon England supplying the majority of military power for a war against Holland and Charles's official conversion to Catholicism, France would assist financially.
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