Charles I (Custom Print)
A half length portrait of Charles I (1600-1649) to left. He wears a dark cloak with the Star of the Garter embroidered on it and has a pearl earring in his left ear. King Charles took a considerable interest in the Navy and it was his shortage of money to support it that led him to extend the levying of Ship Money to the inland towns, thus helping precipitate the Civil War. The painting is from the collection of Earl of Denbigh, and thought to be after a three-quarter length portrait at Dresden.
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