by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
5 3/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (137 mm x 108 mm) paper size
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Sitterback to top
- Jane Seymour (1508 or 1509-1537), Third Queen of Henry VIII. Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Linked publicationsback to top
- Gittings, Clare, The National Portrait Gallery Book of The Tudors, 2006, p. 12
- Williamson, David, Kings and Queens, 2010, p. 89
- Williamson, David, The National Portrait Gallery: History of the Kings and Queens of England, 1998, p. 88
Events of 1648back to top
Current affairsResurgence of civil war largely ends at the battle of Preston, won by Parliamentarians under Oliver Cromwell's command.
Parliamentary General Henry Ireton's Army Remonstrance demands the king is tried an enemy of the state. Ireton also instigates a coups d'état, Pride's Purge, ridding Parliament of MPs supporting negotiations with Charles.
Art and scienceJohn Wilkins, Bishop of Chester, publishes Mathematical Magick, the first work in English on the fundamental principles of mechanics, conceived in the form of a practical manual.
InternationalA series of European treaties, negotiated since 1644, results in the Peace of Westphalia and ends the German phase of the Thirty Years' War, and war between the Dutch and Spain in the Eighty Years' War. Delegations are sent from around Europe, Henri II d'Orleans leads the French delegation.
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