George Villiers 1st Duke of Buckingham
By Paul van Somer
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.
Prince Rupert and his dog Boye
From the 1st English Civil War pamphlet “The Cruel Practices of Prince Rupert” (1643)