Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln(1512-1585), Lord High Admiral
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Lord High Admiral 1550-4 and 1558-85. As a young man attended Henry VIII, and married the king's mistress Elizabeth Blount. Supported Lady Jane Grey, but soon deserted her for Mary. Supported the Spanish at St Quentin (1557), and commanded the fleet against France (1558). He was a joint commander against the northern rebels (1569), and commanded in the North Sea, 1570. Created Earl, 1572.
by Robert Cooper, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton
line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1819 (1584)