Henrietta Maria

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Henrietta Maria

by Pieter de Jode II, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1630s?
7 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (197 mm x 139 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D16479

Sitterback to top

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

Artistsback to top

  • Pieter de Jode II (1601-1674), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 13 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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Events of 1630back to top

Current affairs

Charles I's first surviving child, Charles, is born in St. James's Palace. He is baptised by the Anglican Bishop of London, William Laud, and brought up in the care of the Protestant Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset.

Art and science

The Cottonian Library, containing the greatest resource of Old English and Middle English literature, founded by antiquary and anti-royalist, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, is confiscated by the authorities.

International

Philip IV of Spain and Charles I sign the Treaty of Madrid, ending hostilities between the two countries. Spanish diplomat, Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, assists with the conclusion of the peace deal.
German, Protestant land is regained from Catholic allies on account of Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.

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