1630 Charles II, king of England was born. The 'Merry Monarch,' tea was introduced to England during his reign. On December 23, 1675, he issued a proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses. The public response was so negative that he revoked it on January 8, 1676.
English School, circa 1595-1605 Portrait of a lady, identified as Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Charles, 1st Earl of Nottingham, but more probably one of the 1st Earl of Nottingham's daughters, full-length, in a black velvet dress embellished with table cut diamonds, with a brocaded cloth of silver stomacher, and silk veiling