Called Queen Margaret of Anjou

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Called Queen Margaret of Anjou

by John Faber Sr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
10 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. (261 mm x 200 mm) plate size; 11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (285 mm x 207 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D9414

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  • John Faber Sr (circa 1660-1721), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist or producer associated with 195 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6583 portraits.

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  • NPG D9407: Called Queen Margaret of Anjou (from same plate)
  • NPG D19366: Called Queen Margaret of Anjou (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Charles 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 science

Tragicomedy, 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.

International

Terms 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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