by Hans Eworth
oil on panel, 1566
24 5/8 in. x 18 in. (625 mm x 457 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Nicholas Heath (1501?-1578), Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
The artist's 'HE' monogram can be seen in the upper left corner of the painting.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 293
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 138
Events of 1566back to top
Current affairsDavid 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 sciencePerhaps 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.
InternationalProtestant 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.