10 of 25 portraits of William Camden
by Richard Gaywood, after Unknown artist
etching, published 1661
8 3/4 in. x 6 in. (223 mm x 153 mm) plate size; 9 1/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (235 mm x 155 mm) paper size
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- William Camden (1551-1623), Antiquary and historian. Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
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Current affairsThe Cavalier Parliament, with pro-royalist-Anglican majority, begins passing legislation to enforce conformity to the restored Church of England. These statues became known as the 'Clarendon Code', named after, Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, erroneously, since Clarendon favoured a more tolerate approach.
Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Art and sciencePrince Rupert, Count Palatine, the earliest practitioner of mezzotint engraving in England, demonstrates the technique to diarist John Evelyn.
The Sceptical Chymist by natural philosopher, Robert Boyle is published; in it Boyle argues for a more philosophical approach to the study of nature by 'chymists'.
InternationalThe marriage treaty of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, sister of the Afonso VI, King of Portugal is concluded. Catherine's dowry brings Mumbai and Tangiers into British possession, as well as free trade with Brazil and the East Indies. England, in return, would provide military protection for Portugal.
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