3 of 22 portraits of Gervase Babington
by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1615
7 1/8 in. x 5 in. (182 mm x 127 mm) plate size; 8 7/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (220 mm x 161 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- EEBO (Early English Books Online), p. frontispiece
- Babinton, Gervase, 1549-1610, The workes of the Right Reuerend Father in God, Geruase Babington, late Bishop of VVorcester Containing comfortable notes vpon the five bookes of Moses ... As also an exposition vpon the Creed. The Commandements. The Lords Prayer. With a conference betwixt mans frailtie and faith. And three sermons. With alphabeticall tables of the principall matters to each seuerall worke, 1622, p. frontispiece
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- Making History: Printed Portraiture in Tudor and Stuart Britain (7 July 2007 - 9 December 2007)
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Current affairsGeorge Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, is knighted and appointed gentleman of the Bechamber and replaces Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, as the king's favourite. Buckingham would prosper under the king's patronage, advancing rapidly through the peerage.
The Somersets stand trial for the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury.
Art and scienceJames I produces Remonstrance for the Right of Kings and the Independence of their Crownes, in which he defends European kingship and directly confronts the papacy.
Architect Inigo Jones is appointed Surveyor of the King's Works and would hold the post for 27 years.
InternationalThe Spanish court send official articles to serve as a basis for negotiations concerning a marriage alliance between Charles, Prince of Wales and the Spanish king Philip III's second daughter, Maria Anna.
Marriage of French king Louis XIII and the Spanish Infanta, Anne, Philip III's eldest daughter.