Engraving. 183 x 145mm. 7¼ x 5¾". Trimmed and laid. Some foxing.
Jeffrey Hudson (1619-1682) was a dwarf who belonged to the court of Queen Henrietta Maria of England in the years before King Charles I was deposed. He was considered one of the wonders of the age. He fought for the royalists in the civil wars and fled with the queen to France in 1644. Some years later, he was captured by some Barbary pirates and spent twenty-five years as a slave in North Africa before being ransomed back to England to live the rest of his life in poverty. See 17574.
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