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Tomb of King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey

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Tomb of King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey

by Richard Gaywood
etching, 1665
12 1/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (309 mm x 197 mm) paper size
acquired
Reference Collection
NPG D33903

Sittersback to top

  • Anne of Bohemia (1366-1394), Queen of Richard II. Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • King Richard II (1367-1400), Reigned 1377-99. Sitter associated with 34 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Richard Gaywood (active 1644-1668), Artist. Artist associated with 101 portraits.

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Events of 1665back to top

Current affairs

Great Plague initially breaks out in the deprived parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields killing thousands. Humphrey Henchman, Bishop of London, takes a leading role in organising collections of money for the poor.
Five Mile Act forbids ejected clergymen from living within five miles of a parish they formerly served.

Art and science

A New Discourse of Trade, written by Sir Josiah Child, outspokenly advocates for the advantages of free trade.
The first issue of the Royal Society's scientific journal, Philosophical Transactions, is edited by Henry Oldenburg, the Society's Secretary.

International

Second Anglo-Dutch War. Despite England's resounding victory at the first naval encounter, the Battle of Lowestoft, failure to seize the valuable Dutch East Indies fleet by Admiral Edward Montagu, Earl of Sandwich, and subsequent Dutch victory at the battle at Vågen, were considerable setbacks for the English.

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