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Nicholas Ridley

(1500-1555), Bishop of London

Sitter associated with 28 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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Nicholas Ridley, by Unknown artist - NPG 296

Nicholas Ridley

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late sixteenth century
NPG 296

The Reformation, by Unknown artist - NPG D23051

The Reformation

by Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D23051

The Reformation, by Unknown artist - NPG D43263

The Reformation

by Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D43263

Nicholas Ridley, probably after Magdalena de Passe, probably after  Willem de Passe - NPG D23151

Nicholas Ridley

probably after Magdalena de Passe, probably after Willem de Passe
line engraving, early to mid 17th century
NPG D23151

The Primitive Reformers, by Unknown artist - NPG D42454

The Primitive Reformers

by Unknown artist
etching, 17th century
NPG D42454

Nicholas Ridley, by Magdalena de Passe, by  Willem de Passe - NPG D5817

Nicholas Ridley

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D5817

Nicholas Ridley, by William Marshall, after  Magdalena de Passe, after  Willem de Passe - NPG D23153

Nicholas Ridley

by William Marshall, after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1648
NPG D23153

Nicholas Ridley, after Unknown artist - NPG D24916

Nicholas Ridley

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1651
NPG D24916

Nicholas Ridley, by Robert White, printed for  Richard Chiswell - NPG D23154

Nicholas Ridley

by Robert White, printed for Richard Chiswell
line engraving, published 1681
NPG D23154

Nicholas Ridley, by Robert White - NPG D24914

Nicholas Ridley

by Robert White
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24914

Nicholas Ridley, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D24918

Nicholas Ridley

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1697
NPG D24918

5 Bishops including Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Thomas Cranmer, John Hooper and Robert Farrar, possibly by Thomas Bowles Sr, or by  Thomas Bowles Jr - NPG D24926

5 Bishops including Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Thomas Cranmer, John Hooper and Robert Farrar

possibly by Thomas Bowles Sr, or by Thomas Bowles Jr
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24926

Nicholas Ridley, after Unknown artist - NPG D25011

Nicholas Ridley

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D25011

Nicholas Ridley, by and published by John Faber Sr - NPG D39763

Nicholas Ridley

by and published by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D39763

'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 - NPG D19937

'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 D19937

Nicholas Ridley, by John June - NPG D24915

Nicholas Ridley

by John June
line engraving, probably mid to late 18th century
NPG D24915

Nicholas Ridley, by Philip Simms, after  Robert White - NPG D42481

Nicholas Ridley

by Philip Simms, after Robert White
line engraving, circa 1731
NPG D42481

Nicholas Ridley, by John Faber Sr, retouched by  Richard Houston, printed for  Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for  Henry Parker - NPG D33372

Nicholas Ridley

by John Faber Sr, retouched by Richard Houston, printed for Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for Henry Parker
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D33372

Nicholas Ridley, by John Faber Sr, retouched by  Richard Houston, printed for  Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for  Henry Parker - NPG D18945

Nicholas Ridley

by John Faber Sr, retouched by Richard Houston, printed for Elizabeth Bakewell, printed for Henry Parker
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D18945

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