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Sir Thomas Edmondes (1563?-1639), Diplomat

Sitter in 2 portraits
Known as 'the little man' on account of his stature, Edmondes was one of the most skilful and highly-regarded diplomats of the reigns of both Elizabeth I and James I. Born in Plymouth, he spent much of his career in France, and secured a number of important treaties and dynastic marriages.

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Sir Thomas Edmondes

by Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, 1622
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 4652


Sir Thomas Edmondes

by James Stow, published by Robert Wilkinson
line engraving, published 22 May 1815
NPG D26053