2 of 3 portraits of St Anselm
after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1584
8 in. x 6 in. (205 mm x 152 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- St Anselm (circa 1033-1109), Abbot of Bec and Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Events of 1584back to top
Current affairsExpulsion 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 scienceSir Walter Mildmay established Emmanuel College, Cambridge, to train Protestant preachers.
InternationalAssassination 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.
Exhibitions and displays
- Life, Death and Memory
Until 4 February 2018
- Portrait of the Day: Angela Georgina Burdett
26 October, 12:30
- Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon
28 October, 12:30