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King Charles 1 on Horseback - Anthony Van Dyke.

Today is the birthday of King Charles I, born on this day in British history, 19 November 1600. Charles was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.

The King's and Queen's in England

Equestrian Portrait of Charles I about 1637-8, Anthony van Dyck

Detail from Charles I triple portrait, by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1635-1636. Collection of H.M. the Queen, London.

Portrait of Charles, Prince of Wales (1630-85), later King Charles II

Self-Portrait, From 'The Iconography' -- Circa 1630 -- Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641) -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox Anthony van Dyck

Hans Holbein the Younger, Derich Born (1533, Royal Collection Trust, London)

Queen Consort Henrietta Maria, Wife of King Charles I

King Charles II by Unknown artist oil on canvas, 1630

Charles I (1600–1649; reign: March 1625 – January 1649), King of England, by Antoon van Dyck. Charles I is royalty, obviously, but this portrait is indicative of the male fashion of the time...doublet and petticoat breeches for men-gone!