© National Portrait Gallery, London
Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu
by Hans Eworth Click on the links below to find out more
oil on panel, 1569
37 7/8 in. x 26 5/8 in. (962 mm x 676 mm)
- Hans Eworth (active 1540-died 1574). Artist associated with 25 portraits.
Catholic lords Thomas Percy, Earl of Northumberland and Charles Neville, Earl of Westmorland lead the Northern Uprising against the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I in an attempt to place the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots on the English throne. The rebellion meets with little success and the leaders flee.The first official lottery in England is held to raise funds for public works.
Art and science
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