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Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montague (1528-1592), Courtier and diplomat

Sitter in 5 portraits
A staunch Roman catholic, Montague was however unswervingly loyal to the Crown. He was employed on diplomatic missions to the Pope and to Spain, and was 'highly esteemed for his prudence and wisdom' by Queen Elizabeth. In spite of his bold opposition to the Acts of Supremacy and Allegiance (1559 and 1562), which seriously threatened the religious activities of the Roman Catholics, he never lost Elizabeth's favour. He was one of the commissioners who tried Mary, Queen of Scots in 1587.

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Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montague

copy by George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
watercolour, 1848
NPG 2398

D31856

Procession of the Knights of the Garter (sheet 4)

after Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder
photograph of engraving, (1576)
NPG D31856

D38876

Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montague

by Joseph Brown, published by and after George Perfect Harding
line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1845
NPG D38876

D19809

Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montague

by Joseph Brown, published by and after George Perfect Harding
line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1845
NPG D19809