King Charles I
King Charles I
sold by John Sudbury, sold by George Humble
line engraving, (1613)
5 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (146 mm x 95 mm) plate size; 11 5/8 in. x 9 in. (295 mm x 228 mm) paper size
Given by Charles John ffoulkes, 1933
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Current affairsEarl of Suffolk's daughter, Francis Howard marries the king's favourite, Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset. Only months before, courtier Sir Thomas Overbury who opposed the marriage, dies in the Tower; by 1615 the couple are convicted of his murder.
James I's daughter, Princess Elizabeth, marries Frederick V, elector palatine.
Art and scienceOne of the most important dramatists of the age, John Fletcher, collaborates with William Shakespeare on two plays, Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen.
The Globe Theatre burns down during a performance of William Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
InternationalPhilip III of Spain sends ambassador, Diego Sarmiento de Acuña to England. His post is dominated with the issue concerning a possible marriage alliance between James I's eldest son, Charles, and Philip's second eldest daughter, Maria Anna. The match is much favoured by the James I's Catholic consort, Queen Anne.
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