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Nicholas Ridley (1500-1555), Bishop of London

Sitter associated with 27 portraits
As one of Cranmer's chaplains Ridley began to reject some Roman Catholic doctrines. He became Bishop of Rochester in 1547 and Bishop of London in 1550 and he committed himself to the reform of religion. In an attempt to ensure a Protestant succession, following the death of Edward VI, he denounced Mary I and Princess Princess Elizabeth as illegitimate, and supported Lady Jane Grey. On Mary's accession he was sent to the Tower, declared a heretic and burnt at the stake in Oxford.

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D34328

Nicholas Ridley

by Henry Bryan Hall, published by C. Birch, after James Warren Childe
stipple engraving, published May 1839
NPG D34328

D39765

Nicholas Ridley

after Unknown artist
photograph, 1963 or before (1555)
NPG D39765

D5818

Nicholas Ridley

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D5818

D23152

Nicholas Ridley

by William Marshall, after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1648
NPG D23152

D34237

'The Bishops who suffer'd Martyrdom for the Protestant Faith; under the Persecution of Queen Mary I'

by and sold by Robert White, printed and sold by John King
line engraving, published circa 1700
NPG D34237

D39764

Nicholas Ridley

by Henry Bryan Hall, published by C. Birch, after James Warren Childe
stipple engraving, published May 1839
NPG D39764