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King Charles I; Henrietta Maria

6 of 88 portraits of Henrietta Maria

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King Charles I; Henrietta Maria

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1625-1630
1 1/8 in. x 1 1/8 in. (27 mm x 28 mm) plate size; 1 1/8 in. x 1 1/4 in. (30 mm x 31 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D43010

Sittersback to top

  • King Charles I (1600-1649), Reigned 1625-49. Sitter associated with 335 portraits.
  • Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), Queen of Charles I. Sitter associated with 88 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6577 portraits.

Events of 1625back to top

Current affairs

James I dies at Theobalds Palace, Hertfordshire and the Prince of Wales becomes Charles I. Charles's queen, Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France, arrives in Dover escorted by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
The court moves to Oxford temporarily due to an outbreak of the bubonic plague.

Art and science

Under the patronage of the queen, a new theatre company is formed, the Queen Henrietta's Men. Richard Perkins is a founding member.

International

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon, is recommended by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham to command a naval expedition to Spain. Though some Spanish ships were captured, Wimbledon failed to destroy Cadiz where most of the Spanish fleet was moored.
Treaty of The Hague is signed between England and the Dutch Empire.

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