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1590s Collection

Background image1590s Collection: North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard

North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard
The North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian fly round a church, some on broomsticks, as confessed to King James

Background image1590s Collection: Mols Coffee House, Keetch Gallery, Exeter, Devon

Mols Coffee House, Keetch Gallery, Exeter, Devon
The former Mols Coffee House (1596), transformed into the Fred Keetch Art Gallery, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon. circa 1960s

Background image1590s Collection: Sir Francis Drakes burial at sea, near Portobelo, Panama

Sir Francis Drakes burial at sea, near Portobelo, Panama. He died of dysentery in January 1596, after an unsuccessful attack on San Juan, Puerto Rico. Date: 1596

Background image1590s Collection: North Berwick Witches casting spells

North Berwick Witches casting spells
The North Berwick Witches -- Satan lures Dr Fian and other misguided people to indulge in evil practices such as causing shipwrecks by casting spells

Background image1590s Collection: English attack on Puerto Rico, Battle of San Juan, June 1598

English attack on Puerto Rico, Battle of San Juan, June 1598, part of the Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604). Date: 1598

Background image1590s Collection: The Great Bed of Ware, once belonging to the Saracen's Head Inn, was later kept at Rye House

The Great Bed of Ware, once belonging to the Saracen's Head Inn, was later kept at Rye House. Nowadays it resides at the V&A Museum. Date: circa 1954

Background image1590s Collection: The storming and capture of Cadiz, Spain, by English and Dutch troops, 30 June 1596

The storming and capture of Cadiz, Spain, by English and Dutch troops, 30 June 1596, part of the Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604). Date: 1596

Background image1590s Collection: The English fleet before Cadiz, Spain, 30 June 1596, prior to an attack on the harbour

The English fleet before Cadiz, Spain, 30 June 1596, prior to an attack on the harbour, followed by the storming and capture of Cadiz, part of the Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604). Date: 1596

Background image1590s Collection: Spanish attack on Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole, West Cornwall, 23 July 1595

Spanish attack on Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole, West Cornwall, 23 July 1595. Supplies were seized, buildings raided and burned, and a mass was held

Background image1590s Collection: The Taking of Zutphen, Siege of Zutphen (present day Gelderland, Netherlands)

The Taking of Zutphen, Siege of Zutphen (present day Gelderland, Netherlands), 19-30 May 1591, part of the Eighty Years War (1568-1648) and the Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604)

Background image1590s Collection: The Preston-Somers expedition against Santiago de Leon de Caracas

The Preston-Somers expedition against Santiago de Leon de Caracas, Venezuela (also known as the Capture of Caracas), May-July 1595 during the Anglo-Spanish War. Date: 1595

Background image1590s Collection: The Armada Jewel

The Armada Jewel, also known as the Heneage Jewel, painted by Nicholas Hilliard, with a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. circa 1595

Background image1590s Collection: Ancient English Dress - 16th century

Ancient English Dress - 16th century
Ancient English Dress - Nobleman 1557, London Merchant 1588, Gentleman 1590. 16th century

Background image1590s Collection: North Carolina conjuror

North Carolina conjuror. circa 1590

Background image1590s Collection: A Medicine Man from the coast of North Carolina

A Medicine Man from the coast of North Carolina. Date: 1880

Background image1590s Collection: HENRI IV ENTERS PARIS

HENRI IV ENTERS PARIS Having agreed to be baptised a Catholic, Henri IV rides into the city, but there is still some opposition from his Catholic opponents Date: March 1594

Background image1590s Collection: MAPS / AMERICAS / W. INDIES

MAPS / AMERICAS / W. INDIES
An illustrated map of the West Indies and the islands of the Antilles. Date: 1590s

Background image1590s Collection: REPTILES / TURTLES 1598

REPTILES / TURTLES 1598
Dutch explorers on the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean, find huge turtles as well as other novel species Date: 1598

Background image1590s Collection: Canonbury Tower

Canonbury Tower
Engaving depicting Canonbury Tower circa 1800. The manor house of Canonbury was constructed by William Bolton of St Bartholomews Priory between 1509 and 1532. The tower was added in the 1590s

Background image1590s Collection: Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima, Japan
Hiroshima Castle (Carp Castle), Japan - home of the daimyo (feudal lord) of the Hiroshima han (fief). Constructed in the 1590s, but destroyed by the atomic bombing on 6th August 1945

Background image1590s Collection: Musician, c. 1600

Musician, c. 1600
Musician, c.1600, playing a stringed instrument, perhaps a viol. Date: C.1600

Background image1590s Collection: Couple dancing, c. 1600

Couple dancing, c. 1600
A couple having a good old knees-up, c.1600 Date: C.1600

Background image1590s Collection: John More, clergyman and cartographer

John More, clergyman and cartographer
John More (?-1592), Fellow of Christs College, Cambridge, minister of St Andrews Church, Norwich, and cartographer. He worked for many years on a map of Canaan, based on biblical research

Background image1590s Collection: Kirby Hall Courtyard

Kirby Hall Courtyard
The Inner Court of Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire, England. The Hall was formerly a residence of the Earl of Winchelsea, built 1570s - 1590s. Date: 16th century

Background image1590s Collection: Kirby Hall Gateway

Kirby Hall Gateway
The entrance gateways to Kirby Hall, near Gratton, Northamptonshire, England. The Hall was formerly a residence of the Earl of Winchelsea, built 1570s - 1590s. Date: 16th century

Background image1590s Collection: KIRBY HALL

KIRBY HALL
The ruins of Kirby Hall, near Gratton, Northamptonshire, England. The hall was formerly a residence of the Earl of Winchelsea and was built 1570s to 1590s. Date: 16th century

Background image1590s Collection: Frenchwoman 1590S - 2

Frenchwoman 1590S - 2
Something like a farthingale marks the style of this sober but none the less ornamented gown, raised to reveal a much more flamboyant underskirt; note the raised ruff

Background image1590s Collection: Frenchwoman 1590S

Frenchwoman 1590S
This lady of the time of Henri IV seems almost choked by her ruff : her gown is sombre in colour but fringed and fitted with slashed sleeves

Background image1590s Collection: Dee and Kelley

Dee and Kelley
DR JOHN DEE and his assistant EDWARD KELLEY (with whom he exchanged wives from time to time) working magic

Background image1590s Collection: Interview between Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex

Interview between Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex
An interview between Queen Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex, observed by a Lady in Waiting


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