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Henrietta Maria

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Henrietta Maria

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1625-1649
4 3/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. (120 mm x 87 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D16472

Sitterback to top

  • Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), Queen of Charles I. Sitter associated with 88 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Balthasar Moncornet (circa 1600-1668), Tapissier, engraver and print publisher. Artist or producer associated with 53 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6583 portraits.

Events of 1625back to top

Current affairs

James I dies at Theobalds Palace, Hertfordshire and the Prince of Wales becomes Charles I. Charles's queen, Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France, arrives in Dover escorted by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
The court moves to Oxford temporarily due to an outbreak of the bubonic plague.

Art and science

Under the patronage of the queen, a new theatre company is formed, the Queen Henrietta's Men. Richard Perkins is a founding member.

International

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon, is recommended by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham to command a naval expedition to Spain. Though some Spanish ships were captured, Wimbledon failed to destroy Cadiz where most of the Spanish fleet was moored.
Treaty of The Hague is signed between England and the Dutch Empire.

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