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Sir Thomas Wyatt

1 of 3 portraits of Sir Thomas Wyatt

Sir Thomas Wyatt, by Unknown artist, circa 1550 - NPG 3331 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Thomas Wyatt

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, feigned circle, circa 1550
13 1/2 in. x 13 in. (343 mm x 330 mm)
Purchased, 1947
Primary Collection
NPG 3331

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  • Sir Thomas Wyatt (1521?-1554), Conspirator; son of Sir Thomas Wyatt. Sitter in 3 portraits.

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The son of Thomas Wyatt the poet, and friend of the Earl of Surrey, Wyatt joined the Earl of Devonshire in an insurrection to prevent Mary I's marriage to Philip II of Spain. On entering London his followers deserted him and he surrendered. He was executed for high treason on Tower Hill.

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