© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Hans Eworth Click on the links below to find out more
oil on panel, 1566
24 5/8 in. x 18 in. (625 mm x 457 mm)
- Nicholas Heath (1501?-1578), Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Hans Eworth (active 1540-died 1574). Artist associated with 25 portraits.
The artist's 'HE' monogram can be seen in the upper left corner of the painting.
David Rizzio, the closest advisor to Mary, Queen of Scots, is assassinated in her presence on the orders of her husband, Lord Darnley.Birth of James (later King James VI of Scotland and James I of England) to Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley.Archbishop of Canterbury Matthew Parker attempts to enforce conformity in the Church of England. Clergymen in London who refuse to wear vestments are suspended.
Art and science
Perhaps the world's first newspaper Notizie Scritte
(Written News) is published in Venice.The financier Thomas Gresham lays the foundation stone of the Royal Exchange in London.
Protestant riots and iconoclasm in the Netherlands force the Hapsburg ruler, Margaret of Parma, to disband the Inquisition. Death of Suleiman I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He is succeeded by his son Selim II.