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- subject matching 'Pets and animals - Mythical beasts'
by Gaspar Bouttats, after Hendrik-Frans Verbruggen
line engraving, mid-late 17th century
4 5/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (116 mm x 81 mm) plate size; 11 3/4 in. x 7 1/8 in. (300 mm x 180 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- John Knox (circa 1514-1572), Scottish reformer and historian. Sitter associated with 35 portraits.
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Current affairsCharles 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 scienceThe 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.
InternationalPhilip 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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