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Reginald Pole

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Reginald Pole

after Magdalena de Passe, and after Willem de Passe
line engraving, after 1620
10 3/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (274 mm x 175 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D42319

Sitterback to top

  • Reginald Pole (1500-1558), Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Magdalena de Passe (1600-1638), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 137 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 175 portraits.

Events of 1620back to top

Current affairs

The beginning of a severe economic depression in England is widely blamed on the East India Company whose export of bullion on each voyage financed their trade. Additionally, despite efforts by Lionel Cranfield, Earl of Middlesex, to reduce the royal household's expenditure, James I's debt is historically high.

Art and science

Francis Bacon publishes his major philosophical work Novum Organum, which presents his account of the correct method of acquiring natural knowledge using inductive reasoning.
Inventor and mechanical engineer, Cornelis Drebbel builds an early type of submarine which he demonstrates on the Thames.

International

The Catholic League's invasion of Bohemia and victory at the battle of the White Mountain, forces Frederick V, king of Bohemia and his family into exile in the Hague, after less than a year reigning.
The Pilgrim Fathers sail for America in the 'Mayflower', escaping religious persecution in England.

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