© National Portrait Gallery, London
Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour
by Robert Cooper Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, (1584)
10 in. x 7 5/8 in. (257 mm x 194 mm) plate size; 10 5/8 in. x 8 in. (272 mm x 204 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Robert Cooper (active 1795-died 1828), Historical and portrait engraver. Artist associated with 184 portraits.
Expulsion oft he Spanish ambassador to England for his part in the Throckmorton Plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I. Parliament passes legislation to expel all Jesuits from England. The explorer Sir Walter Ralegh renews his half-brother Sir Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore and colonise North America.
Art and science
Sir Walter Mildmay established Emmanuel College, Cambridge, to train Protestant preachers.
Assassination of William of Orange, leader of the Dutch rebellion against Philip II of Spain. His son, Maurice of Nassau, succeeds him as Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, and Utrecht.Death of François, Duke of Anjou. The Protestant Henry of Navarre becomes heir to the French crown. Death of Ivan IV (the Terrible), Tsar of Russia. Succeeded by his son Feodor, power lies in the hands of Feodor's brother-in-law, Boris Godunov.