28th September 1625 - King Charles I visits Salisbury and Wilton

494px-Allegory_of_Charles_I_of_England_and_Henrietta_of_France_in_a_Vanitas_Still_LifeOn 28th September 1625 King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria visited Wilton and Salisbury.

The Privy Council met in Salisbury and were petitioned by the Mayor and Council for help in renovating the streets and water courses. The Privy Council directed that a survey of Salisbury be carried out with a view to raising taxes.[1]. I don’t know whether this is what the petitioners had intended.

Picture: The paintint is the ‘Allegory of Charles I of England and Henrietta of France in a Vanitas Still Life’ by Carstian Luyckx. It’s an interesting picture, but to me it’s totally baffling. I assume it’s filled with symbols that I don’t understand. Carstian Luyckx (1623–after 1657) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Tags: #nopic, #todo, #northey


[1] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.