Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria, third son of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, and Frederick V, Elector Palatine, was born at Prague in 1619. The Wilton portrait was therefore painted about the year 1636, shortly after his arrival at the Court of Charles I, by his old drawing-master William Honthorst.
Among the leaders of that party which for a time successfully opposed the attempts of Charles II. and the Duke of York to re-establish arbitrary rule, and to favor the restoration of Romanism in England, one of the most prominent was Lord Russell, usually called Lord William Russell, son of William, Earl of Bedford, and Lady Ann Carr, daughter of Carr, Earl of Somerset.
Frances Stewart was one of the great beauties of the Jacobean court, she was also the patron of Captain John Smith of the Virginia Colony.
Costume of London 1640 A Nobleman and a Lady. Baroque fashion. England Stuart period.
England baroque fashion 1685. Reign of James II.
Charles and Jane Lane who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, 1651.
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose was a Scottish nobleman who fought from 1644 to 1650 in the English Civil War in Scotland for the royal side.
Charles the first in the guard room. We feel now, as men felt very soon after the execution of Charles, that we cannot hope entirely to justify the means taken… Read More
The Battle of Marston Moor. The Battle of Marston Moor was held on 2 July 1644 near York and was one of the decisive battles of the English Civil War.… Read More
James Stuart was as James VI from 1567 King of Scotland, and since 1603 until his death in addition as James I King of England and King of Ireland.