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Robert Abbot

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1622
5 7/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (149 mm x 109 mm) plate size; 9 1/2 in. x 7 3/8 in. (242 mm x 188 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D20858

Sitterback to top

  • Robert Abbot (1560-1617), Bishop of Salisbury. Sitter in 14 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Magdalena de Passe (1600-1638), Engraver. Artist associated with 137 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver. Artist associated with 175 portraits.

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Lawyer and legal politician, Sir Edward Coke, is imprisoned in the Tower, and later under house arrest, ostensibly for asserting the right to debate commonweath matters in Parliament.
The first race held at Newmarket is run between horses belonging to William Cecil, Earl of Salisbury and Marquis of Buckingham.

Art and science

The Tragedy of Othello, by playwright William Shakespeare, is published in quarto format for the first time by Thomas Walkley.
Masque of Augurs, written by Benjamin Jonson, and designed by Inigo Jones, is performed at the newly built Banqueting House at Whitehall.

International

Peace conference convenes in Brussels endeavouring to end the escalating crisis in Europe. James I, involved in initiating the conference, sends politician Sir Richard Weston, Earl of Portland, to negotiate recovery of the Palatinate from Habsburg forces.
In Northern America, Algonquian Indians kill hundreds of English settlers around Jamestown.

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