Good day to you! I can’t believe another week has passed. Egads! Well, if you missed any major things this week on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve come the right place. It’s time for our weekly wrap-up!
17th-century shipbuilding historian and brilliant artist Richard Endsor (he created the artwork in the lovely poster below!) recently got in touch and told me about a fabulous event coming up in the Summer (details below). I have never been to Hastings and I might be travelling across the USA this summer, so I have no idea if I can make, but if you can – please do! You’ve certainly got enough time to plan ahead and book travel and accommodation if need be. Please go to The Shipwreck Museum for more information about this exciting event!
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will be exhibiting 17th-century embroidery until this summer, 2015. According to the Evesham Journal, “The exhibition will be on display from February 14 to 7 June 7.” Here’s an example of what will be on display:
“A new exhibition at BJU’s Museum and Gallery explores the vivid paintings of the Dutch Golden Age. Twelve works from a private New York collector are being displayed in addition to the museum’s permanent collection of dozens of Dutch and Flemish works by Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck and many others.”
This week started with an amazing parade in commemoration of King Charles I’s execution (which I documented).
Hieronymus Praetorius, German Late Renaissance/Early Baroque composer, died on this day 27 January 1629.
I finished reading Daniel Defoe’s Roxana on the 28th and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Gregor Werner, Austrian Late Baroque/Classical composer, was born on the 28 January 1693.
On the 29th, we celebrated the birth of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange. Frederick Henry was married to the formidable Amalia von Solms, with whom he had nine children – including William II. So that makes Frederick Henry, William III’s grandfather!
Portrait by Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt:
Last night, I met up with Stelios Rigopoulos of the Royal Stuart Society to attend the special evensong service for Charles I, who is buried in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Also, I’ve updated my “Films Set i’th 17th-Century” – so please do have a look if you’re looking for something to watch set in our favourite time period!
Expect a few guest posts from authors who set their works in the 17th-century! 😉
I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead! Take care.
<3, Andrea x