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Princess Henrietta, daughter of Charles I. 1660-1670. by Peter Lely. Exeter Guildhall


A posthumous painting by Peter Lely of Princess Henrietta commissioned by her brother King Charles II and presented by him to Exeter Guildhall, in the Council Chamber of which it still hangs today, in recognition of her birth in Bedford House, Exeter, the town house of the Earl of Bedford who had given her mother refuge during the dangerous years before her father's execution in 1649