3 of 3 portraits of John Florio
by William Hole (Holle)
engraving, published 1611
6 3/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (170 mm x 113 mm) plate size; 6 7/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (176 mm x 120 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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- William Hole (Holle) (before 1600-1624), Engraver. Artist associated with 13 portraits.
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Current affairsArchbishop of Canterbury, Richard Bancroft, dies and is succeeded by George Abbot. Abbot's attempts to unite the churches of Scotland and England in 1608, found favour with the king, probably assisting in his preferment to the archbishopric.
Art and scienceCartographer John Speed publishes the first comprehensive atlas of Great Britain.
Under the patronage of James I, the King James Bible is published, the most famous English translation of the scriptures.
Playwright Benjamin Jonson, with designs by Inigo Jones, stages his court masque, Oberon, at Whitehall Palace.