after Unknown artist
5 3/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (136 mm x 98 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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Events of 1529back to top
Current affairsThe Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey falls from power after failing to secure the annulment of King Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon.Sir Thomas More is appointed Lord Chancellor. Thomas Cranmer is appointed Royal ChaplainThe 'Reformation Parliament' meets for the first time in support of ecclesiastical reform.
Art and scienceDeath of the English poet and wit John Skelton, tutor and Orator Regis (King's Orator) to King Henry VIII and author of the morality play Magnyfycence (Magnificence).
InternationalVienna besieged by the forces of Suleiman I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. The siege marks the Ottoman Empire's furthest expansion into Europe.At the Second Diet of Speyer in Germany, a minority of Protestant princes read a 'Protest' against the reversal of earlier church reforms and the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms (1521) by the Catholic majority; the term 'Protestant' is born.
Exhibitions and displays
- Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs
Until 16 July
- Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage
Until 2 July
- Portrait of the Day: Augustus Pugin
31 January, 12:30