On this day, November 5th 1688 William Prince of Orange lands in Torbay, England, to begin the Glorious Revolution. His ship bears the banner “The Liberty of the Protestant People of England, I will Maintain.”
By Justus Sustermans
Portrait of Charles I, ca. 1650–70
Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; split, straight, and satin stitches
Charles II (1630-1685) The Marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza
By Hugo Allard the Elder
This print commemorates the wedding of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza in 1662. To the left of the scene Charles I (Charles II’s father) is seated under the royal canopy with his queen, Henrietta Maria. At the time of this wedding Charles I had been dead for over a decade. His inclusion strengthens the dynastic message of the image which celebrates the union of Stuart Britain and Portugal. The print also depicts a number of related individuals, including Henriette Anne and Philippe, who can be seen to the right of Catherine.
Hi, sorry for the late reply.
As far as I know, all the portraits depicting the Duke of Monmouth, which were painted during his lifetime are fairly accurate representations of his likeness. The most famous one being this one
by William Wissing, and the one below by Peter Lely.
I believe there is some question as to the veracity of the painting of him after his execution however.
Some of these rings are not actually mourning rings, but were tokens given out by Henrietta Maria during the civil war to those who helped the royalist cause. They often had The motto 'Prepared be to follow me' inscribed on the inside. Rings made after the execution have the late king looking heavenward, and were given to those helping in the cause of the restoration.
Henri IV of France
The French Henry IV was way sassier than the English one, wasn’t he?
It is no great surprise that he was Charles II grandfather, and a great influence on him.
Charles II and Catherine of Braganza
It has sometimes been suggested that Charles treated his wife very badly, but this is to judge by the standards of a different age. In fact, he held Catherine in high regard and behaved towards her with unfailing courtesy. If we leave aside Charles’ numerous amours, we can say that he cared for Catherine more than many aristocratic husbands cared for their wives.
She was simply one of his women, and while she could not give him what his more exciting bedfellows gave, she occupied a place in his life that none of them could occupy. He often discussed important matters with her, as when he invited Evelyn into the queen’s bedchamber and together all three of them pored over designs for the rebuilding of London after the fire. - From ‘All the Kings Women’ by Derek Wilson