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probably Queen Mary I

8 of 49 portraits of Queen Mary I

probably Queen Mary I, after Unknown artist, (16th century) - NPG D36118 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

probably Queen Mary I

after Unknown artist
plaster cast of a medal, (16th century)
1 1/4 in. x 1 1/8 in. (32 mm x 27 mm) overall
Given by British Museum Department of Coins and Medals
Reference Collection
NPG D36118


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  • Queen Mary I (1516-1558), Reigned 1553-58; daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.

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Henry VII meets Philip the Fair of Burgundy at Calais to confirm the resolution of trade disputes with the Netherlands and to discuss dynastic marriages for Prince Henry, later Henry VIII, and Princess Mary, later Queen of France.

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Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sail to Brazil, and claims the land for Portugal. William Caxton's successor, Wynkyn de Worde, establishes a printing press in Fleet Street, London. The area becomes synonymous with printing.

International

Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon agree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them at the Treaty of Granada

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