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John Lake (1624-1689), Bishop of Chichester

Sitter in 13 portraits
Lake was appointed Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1682 and progressed swiftly to the Bishoprics of Bristol and then Chichester. In 1688 he was one of the seven bishops who signed a petition to King James II asking him to reconsider his Declaration of Indulgence, a policy of religious tolerance towards Catholics. All seven were subsequently sent to the Tower. On the succession of William and Mary the following year, Lake was one of the bishops who believed that, because of the sacred nature of the oath they had made to James II, they could not take the oaths of allegiance to the new Monarchs. However, he died before he was called upon to take the oath.

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D30897

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D30897

D30898

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D30898

D30899

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

by Simon Gribelin, sold by Thomas Jefferys, sold by William Herbert
line engraving, (circa 1688)
NPG D30899

D9284

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, by Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D9284

D9285

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

published by R. Palmer, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, (circa 1688)
NPG D9285

D9286

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

by Pieter Schenck, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688 or after
NPG D9286

D37133

John Lake

by and published by David Loggan
line engraving, 1688
NPG D37133

D11942

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D11942

D18862

The Seven Bishops committed to the Tower in 1688

by Robert White, published by Thomas Basset, published by Thomas Fox
line engraving, published 1689
NPG D18862

D19922

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D19922

D1333

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

by Robert White
line engraving, 1689
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D1333