Archive for January 30th, 2012

January 30, 2012

John Lilburne 1649

The arch Leveller at his trial. Colonell Lilburne was one of the more politically minded soldiers of the war, but here he is wearing the height of 1649 fashion with unconfined breeches, short doublet and soft boots.

January 30, 2012

John Hewitt DD

The royalist minister etched in 1658 for a posthumous collection of sermons. Hewitt was chaplain to Earl Lindsey, colonel of the King’s Guard of Foot and preached throughout the war in Oxford, being made Doctor of Divinity by the King for his prowess. He was beheaded in 1658 for his part in covert royalist activities and was a prominent member of the Sealed Knot. John wears a cap and gown, his preaching clothes over a shirt and doublet.

January 30, 2012

A Booke of Drawinges

Engraving by Hollar. Simple coat and doublet with hose and latchet shoes. Ribbon ties below his knees. Felt hat hanging on a peg in the background. Published 1650.

 

January 30, 2012

Sir Edward Deering

Engraving by Glover, a copy of a painting by Cornelius Johnson. Sir Edward is pictured in military mode with buff coat and armour and closely braided sleeves. Nice embroidered scarf around his waist.