Royal Oak of Britannia by Anonymous

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Royal Oak of Britannia
Open edition
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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
Size of image:
30.2 x 23.0 cm
Frame: Unframed
Availability Ready to print

Image Details

Title:
Royal Oak of Britannia
Artist:
Anonymous
Product code:
C03089-03
Edition type:
Open edition
Copyright:
© The British Library Board

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Originally produced in 1649 but published in a book at the time of Charles II’s restoration in 1660, this picture attacks Cromwell for dismantling the regime of Charles I. Cromwell is shown ordering republican soldiers to chop down the royal oak, the symbol of the monarchy; the royal crown, sceptre and coat of arms can be seen in the tree. It was originally entitled Inspiratio Diabolica.

British Library 808.e.4(2), bound after the title page.

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