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Thomas White (1628-1698), Bishop of Peterborough

Sitter in 13 portraits
Thomas White was bishop of Peterborough from 1685 to 1690. Having been a vicar since 1660, White was appointed Bishop of Peterborough in 1685. He was chaplain to the protestant Lady Anne the daughter of James, Duke of York (later James II). Even though he was a staunch royalist, White was one of the seven bishops who petitioned against the Declaration of Indulgence offering civil and religious rights to non-Anglicans, issued by James II in 1688. With the other bishops, he was tried and acquitted. White was one of the nine nonjuring bishops who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary after the collapse of James's reign in 1689. He was deprived of his post the following year.

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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

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

D30900

Thomas White

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D30900

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

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