2 of 28 portraits of Nicholas Ridley
by Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
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 7 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 1570back to top
Current affairsPope Pius V issues a Papal 'bull' excommunicating Queen Elizabeth I from the Catholic Church. The bull provokes widespread anti-Catholicism in England. Elizabeth contemplates marriage with either Charles, Archduke of Austria or Henri, Duke of Anjou.
Art and sciencePublication of The Scholemaster by the royal tutor Roger Ascham, which popularises the educational views of the English nobility. The mathematician and antiquary John Dee's preface to the first English translation of Euclid's Elements of Geometrie anticipates the experimental science of the seventeenth century.The Italian architect Andrea Palladio published I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture).
InternationalTreaty of St Germain-en-Laye ends the Third War of Religion in France. Huguenots (French Protestants) are granted religious freedom and the Huguenot leader Admiral Gaspard de Coligny becomes a dominant force at court.The Treaty of Stettin - Denmark agrees to recognise the independence of Sweden and Sweden abandons its claim to Norway.Ivan IV (the Terrible), Tsar of Russia, oversees the Massacre of Novgorod.
Exhibitions and displays
- The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding
Until 14 February
- Weekend Workshop: Renaissance-inspired Photographic Portraits
From 28 May, 11:00
- Portrait of the Day: King Richard III
28 February, 12:30