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Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

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Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

published by Pieter van den Keere (Petrus Kaerius)
line engraving, circa 1626-1646
6 7/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. (175 mm x 125 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D18893

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  • NPG D18892: Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Coronation of Charles I. The queen, Henrietta Maria, does not attend the service, refusing to accept the crown in an Anglican service.
Parliament refuses to grant the king subsidies for war without redress of various grievances concerning religious issues, and the impeachment of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.

Art and science

Two works by Francis Bacon, Viscount of St. Albans, Sylva sylvarum, a compilation of articles of Bacon's own observations and experiments, and the New Atlantis, a brief tract describing an isolated, utopian society, are published posthumously in the same volume by his personal secretary, William Rawley.

International

France and England slide towards war as diplomatic relations begin to break down. Charles I deports his queen's French entourage believing some to be spies, while the king of France, Louis XIII's chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu, deceitfully uses loaned English ships to fight Huguenots rebels.

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