The art of a king

The treasures of Charles I’s art collection, which were sold off after his death on the orders of Oliver Cromwell, are to be reunited for the first time since the 17th century, at a Royal Academy of Arts exhibition. Assistant curator Lucy Chiswell tells Charlotte Hodgman what eight of these artworks reveal about the king

A painting of Charles I on horseback.

This article was first published in the January 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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