Portrait of Cardinal Richelieu
By Philippe de Champaigne (1602–1674)
"Hi, I would like to show you a 17c miniature in a silver locket I have. if you are interested send me your email and I will send you the image. I would be curious to know if you think it’s Charles II. Kind regards, David"Hi David,
I don’t think this is Charles II, but he does look familiar.Does anyone have any ideas?
March 27th 1625: Charles I becomes King
On this day in 1625, Charles I became King of England, Scotland and Ireland. He succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father King James I. Charles and his father believed in the divine right of kings to absolute rule. This caused Charles’s struggle for power with Parliament and resentment among his subjects for his seemingly tyrannical actions like taxing without the consent of Parliament and interfering with churches. The English Civil War broke out in the last years of his reign, which pitted the crown against Parliament. Charles was captured by the Parliamentarians and executed for high treason in 1649. The monarchy was then abolished but returned in 1660 with Charles’s son in power.
Johannes Vermeer, Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, 1657
First ‘Lonely Hearts’ ad from 1695, asks for “some good young Gentlewoman that has a Fortune of 3000 l. or thereabout”
Arrival of Louis XIV preceded by his guardsmen at the old palace of Versailles in 1669, Adam Frans Van der Meulen (1632-1690), Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon © RMN (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot
By the King, Charles II
A Proclamation concerning His Majesties gracious Pardon in pursuance of His Majesties former Declaration dated June 15th 1660.
The crucial Proclamation of the Restoration – Charles had agreed to Parliament’s requirement that he should offer a pardon to all those who had fought against the Royalist cause in the Civil War but only as long as they declared their allegiance to the restored Monarchy.