King Charles I
9 of 13 portraits by Jonas Suyderhoef
King Charles I
by Jonas Suyderhoef, and by Pieter Claesz Soutman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving and etching, circa 1637
16 in. x 11 1/8 in. (406 mm x 282 mm) plate size; 16 5/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (422 mm x 296 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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Current affairsPolitician, John Hampden, fights a high profile case refusing to pay ship money imposed by Charles I, whose case is argued by Judge, Sir John Bankes. Hampden narrowly looses the case.
Charles I, eager to extend Anglicism to Scotland through the imposition of a new Prayer Book, meets with resistance.
Art and scienceSovereign of the Seas is launched, the largest, most lavishly decorated naval warship. Built by shipbuilder Peter Pett, construction is supervised by his father Phineas Pett.
John Milton's greatest memorial elegy, Lycidas, is dedicated to fellow poet Edward King.
Dramatist, Thomas Killigrew, writes his most popular play, The Parson's Wedding.
InternationalCharles I issues a proclamation that those emigrating to America must obtain a licence from the Commissioners for Plantations and a certificate proving allegiance to the king and conformity to the Church of England.
First recorded economic bubble. Contract prices for tulips in the Netherlands collapses having become very high.
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