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Map of the British Isles with battle ships in the North Sea, and a view of Prague and the Battle of the White Mountain of 1620, comparing the English and Bohemian Civil Wars; sixteen scenes of related historical events surround the map; text in four columns provides a key to the events shown. These include, under C, a scene in which Jenny Geddes throws her stool at Mr Hannay the Dean of St Giles, Edinburgh, when he began to read from the new prayer book; under F, the King dissolving his fourth parliament in 1640; under I, the King confronting Speaker Lenthall as he arrives in parliament attempting to arrest five members; under O and P, peaceful scenes of shepherds and harvesting indicating life before the wars; under Q, a comet as a bad omen; under T, Emperor Matthias making Ferdinand King of Hungary; under V, the citizens of Prague giving the crown of Bohemia to Frederick of the Palatinate; under W, the defenestration of Prague with Barons Slabata and Martinitz, and their secretary Fabricius being ejected from the castle window; under Z, the execution of Protestant prisoners after the Battle of the White Mountain 1620; M refers to a roundel in the middle of the verses showing a cow kicking over milk-pail, an emblem of civil war.
- Production date
- 1659 (circa)
Height: 302 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 382 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- See R. Godfrey, 'Wenceslaus Hollar: A Bohemian Artist in England', New Haven and London, 1994, no. 58.
This is the variant version described by Pennington with two ships beneath the Isle of Wight.
This is mistakenly associated with the Rye House Plot of 1683 by Marx.
- Not on display
- Associated events
Associated Event: Defenestration of Prague 1618
Associated Event: Battle of White Mountain 1620
Associated Event: Thirty Years War 1618-1648
Associated Event: English Civil Wars 1642-1649
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Historical Collections (1659)
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