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Francis Turner

(1638?-1700), Bishop of Ely

Sitter in 14 portraits
Appointed Bishop of Rochester in 1683, Turner was transferred to Ely the following year. Although an ally of King James II, Turner disapproved of the King's pro-Catholic stance. In 1688 he was one of seven Bishops who signed a petition to James asking to reconsider his Declaration of Indulgence, which granted freedom of worship to Catholics. All seven were briefly sent to the Tower. In the convention of 1689 that met to settle the constitution following James's flight, Turner strongly opposed William of Orange's assumption of the throne. He refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary and was deprived of his office in 1690.

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Francis Turner, attributed to Mary Beale - NPG 573

Francis Turner

attributed to Mary Beale
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1683-1688
NPG 573

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688, possibly published by John Smith, after  Unknown artist - NPG D30897

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

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

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688, possibly published by John Smith, after  Unknown artist - NPG D30898

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

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

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688, by Simon Gribelin, sold by  Thomas Jefferys, sold by  William Herbert - NPG 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

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688, possibly published by John Smith, by  Unknown artist - NPG D9284

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

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

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688, published by R. Palmer, after  Unknown artist - NPG D9285

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

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

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688, by Pieter Schenck, after  Unknown artist - NPG D9286

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

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

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688, possibly published by John Smith, after  Unknown artist - NPG D11942

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

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

The Seven Bishops committed to the Tower in 1688, by Robert White, published by  Thomas Basset, published by  Thomas Fox - NPG 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

Francis Turner, after Unknown artist - NPG D30890

Francis Turner

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D30890

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The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

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

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The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

by Robert White
line engraving, 1689
NPG D1333

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