© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Thomas Wyatt
after Hans Holbein the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
oil on panel, 16th century (circa 1540)
12 1/2 in. (317 mm) diameter
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 314 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- MacLeod, Catherine, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection at Montacute House, 1999, p. 12
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 680
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 338
King Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves in January but then takes Catherine Howard as a mistress in June. Henry and Anne's marriage is annulled and he weds Catherine in July.Sir Thomas Cromwell is beheaded for High Treason. Catharine Howard's uncle, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk replaces him as Henry VIII's chief minister. Waltham Abbey becomes the final abbey to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Art and science
Stirling Palace begun for King James V of Scotland, it is built in the French Renaissance style.
The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V enters Ghent in Flanders after the city had offered its allegiance to Francis I of France. Pope Paul III grants official approval the Catholic Order of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, through the papal bull Regimini militantis ecclesiae
(To the Government of the Church Militant).