Archive for January 16th, 2012

January 16, 2012

A Letter From the King’s Majestie (1647)

….of the King’s Coming Towards London, and was Yesterday at Sion House.

That’s the title of the book, and this is the picture on the front page. I’m not sure what the lion has to do with the King, but I liked the clothes on the officer.

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January 16, 2012

Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon

Cecil was a veteran soldier by the time this portrait was painted. He’d served in the Low Countries with distinction and had led the ill fated Cadiz expedition in 1625. He died in 1638, not long after he was painted judging by the style of his clothes. He’s wearing a quality¬†scarf, embroidered and edged with what looks like real silver lace.