[Title page to book "An History of the Civill Warres of England betweene the two houses of Lancaster and Yorke : The originall where of is set downe in the life of Richard the second; their proceedings, in the lives of Henry the fourth, the fifth, and sixth, Edward the fourth and fifth, Richard the third and Henry the seventh, in whose dayes they had a happy period. Englished by ye Right Honble Henry Earle of Monmouth in two Volumes. Imprinted at London for John Benson & are to be sould at his shop in St. Dunstan churchyard, 1641"]
|Main Creator:||Elstracke, Renold, fl. 1590-1630, engraver.|
Cartouche with title, flanked on either side by full-length portraits of Richard II, (1367-1400), and Henry VII, (1457-1509), kings of England. In ovals above title are head & shoulder portraits of Charles I, (1600-1649), and his wife Henrietta Maria, (1609-1669). Beneath cartouche is a battle scene from the War of the Roses, (1399-1485), showing the armies of the Lancasters and the Yorks shooting arrows at each other.
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London : [s.n.], 1641.
The plate for the engraved title page was originally used in 1618 in "Baziliologia". The title and imprint have been reworked, and the portraits of James I and Anne of Denmark in the ovals above the title have been replaced with portraits of Charles I and Henrietta Maria.
Physical description: 1 print : engraving ; 19 x 13 cm..
Attributed to Renold Elstracke, (fl. 1590-1630).