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Sir Nicholas Poyntz (1510-1556), Courtier; sheriff of Gloucestershire

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Poyntz accompanied Anne of Cleves to England in 1539. As a prominent landowner and courtier, he was Sheriff of Gloucestershire and elected twice to Parliament. He was a supporter of the dissolution of the monasteries and promoted religious change under Henry VIII, for which he may have received his knighthood.

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Sir Nicholas Poyntz

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on paper, mounted onto panel, circa 1530-1599
NPG 5583