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John More

by Klemens Ammon, after Magdalena de Passe, or after Willem de Passe
line engraving, circa 1652
5 1/2 in. x 4 in. (141 mm x 102 mm) plate size; 6 in. x 4 3/8 in. (152 mm x 112 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D45886

Sitterback to top

  • John More (circa 1542-1592), Rector of St Andrew's, Norwich, known as the 'Apostle of Norwich'. Sitter in 9 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Klemens Ammon (active 1650-1652), Engraver. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
  • Magdalena de Passe (1600-1638), Engraver. Artist associated with 137 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver. Artist associated with 175 portraits.

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Politician, Sir Henry Vane, the younger, in promoting English liberties on Scotland rather than pursing its annexation, achieves its nominal consent for inclusion to the emerging republican commonwealth.

Art and science

Nicholas Culpeper, herbalist and astrologer, publishes The English Physitian. Extensively illustrated, Culpeper book written in the tradition of astrological medicine, lists native medicinal herbs indexed to common diseases.
Architect, Inigo Jones dies at Somerset House.
Clergyman, Peter Heylyn, publishes Cosmographie, a comprehensive description of the known world.


First Anglo-Dutch war, fought entirely at sea, erupts principally over trade disputes. General at Sea, Robert Blake, leads the navy in the first encounters against the Dutch navy commanded by Lieutenant-Admiral Maarten Tromp.
Oliver Cromwell's Act of Settlement of Ireland imposes death penalties and confiscates land from Irish Catholics.

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