Koning Karel de II wort voor een Verrader des Ryks en onbekwaam tot de Krone verklaardt.
Etching. 90 x 109mm. 3½ x 4¼".
Charles II (1630-1685) had no choice but to flee England, following the appointment of Cromwell as Lord Protector, who placed the British Isles under military rule. Despite various family connections, the French and Dutch allied themselves with Cromwell's government, forcing Charles to flee to Spain territories of Southern Netherlands. On the advise of General Monk he left Brussels and travelled to the Netherlands where he made his Declaration and was after wards proclaimed King. He left the Netherlands via The Hague and Schevelingen in May 1660. Anonymous engraving probably Dutch from a Broadside that would have small engravings arranged in rows or alternatively around one central etching.
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