1 portrait of Nicholas Ridley
by Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1683
5 3/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (136 mm x 99 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Sittersback to top
- Theodorus Beza (de Bèze) (1519-1605), French reformer. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- John Bradford (1510?-1555), Protestant martyr. Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
- Martin Bucer (Butzer) (1491-1551), Protestant reformer. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
- Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575), Swiss reformer. Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
- John Calvin (1509-1564), French theologian. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 46 portraits.
- Jerome of Prague (circa 1370-1416), Bohemian religious reformer. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
- Hugh Latimer (circa 1485-1555), Bishop of Worcester. Sitter associated with 33 portraits.
- Martin Luther (1483-1546), German religious reformer. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
- Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560), German protestant reformer. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- William Perkins (1558-1602), Puritan divine. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
- Nicholas Ridley (1500-1555), Bishop of London. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.
- William Tyndale (circa 1494-1536), Translator of the Bible. Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
- John Wycliffe (1324?-1384), Religious reformer and theologian. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
- Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), Leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1683back to top
Current affairsRye House Plot, a conspiracy to murder the king and his heir, James, Duke of York, is leaked to the government by minor conspirator, Josiah Keeling. Arrests follow; some conspirators are executed, others pardoned while several flee the country. Worst ever recorded frost in England freezes the Thames.
Art and scienceEngland's first public museum, the Ashmolean Museum, is opened by Oxford University to house a substantial collection donated by the Antiquary, Elias Ashmole.
InternationalFinancial constraints forces Charles II to decide to relinquish Tangiers, an English possession since 1661, unable to continue its defence against the Moors. Admiral, George Legge, Baron Dartmouth, is commissioned to oversee the port's demolition. Diarist, Samuel Pepys accompanies Dartmouth as his secretary during the expedition.
Exhibitions and displays
- Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs
Until 31 December