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Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon

(1536-1595), Statesman

Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Hastings was educated alongside the future Edward VI, and the two men remained close as adults. In 1553, Hastings married Catherine Dudley, daughter of the Duke of Northumberland, whose sister-in-law was Lady Jane Grey. When Queen Mary succeeded to the throne after Jane's brief reign, this alliance caused Hastings to be imprisoned in the Tower of London. After his release he continued to be a supporter of Mary and then of Elizabeth I. In 1572 he was appointed president of the Council of the North. During the troubled period between the flight of Mary to England in 1568 and the defeat of the Spanish Armada he was frequently employed in the north of England.

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Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, by Unknown artist - NPG 1574

Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th-early 17th century
NPG 1574

Procession of the Knights of the Garter (sheet 5), after Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder - NPG D31857

Procession of the Knights of the Garter (sheet 5)

after Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder
photograph of engraving, (1576)
NPG D31857


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