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Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland

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Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland

by George Glover, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, after 1638
3 7/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (99 mm x 65 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D46401

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Artistsback to top

  • George Glover (active 1625-1652), Engraver. Artist associated with 89 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D22876: Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland (from same plate)

Events of 1638back to top

Current affairs

Amid turmoil in Scotland against Charles I's attempt to impose an episcopalian system of church government and Book of Common Prayer, theologian Alexander Henderson and politician Archibald Johnston of Wariston, defiantly draw up a new national covenant, whereby its signatories reaffirm their Presbyterian discipline.

Art and science

Political agitator, John Lilburne, is imprisoned for distributing unlicensed satirical pamphlets against episcopacy.
Luminalia by dramatist Sir William Davenant, is performed by Queen Henrietta Maria and her Ladies-in-Waiting. With designs by Inigo Jones, it was one of the last and most spectacular masques staged at the Stuart Court.

International

Lord High Chancellor Oxenstierna, head of the regency council ruling Sweden until the young Queen Kristina came of age, agrees the Treaty of Hamburg, renewing Sweden's alliance with France. Under its terms, in exchange for financial assistance from France, Sweden continued its military contribution in the Thirty years' War.

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