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Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex

(1526?-1583), Soldier and courtier

Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Radcliffe served in the army in France and on diplomatic missions abroad. In the last years of Henry VIII's reign, he figured in court ceremonial occasions, and he was a canopy bearer at Henry's funeral. He served as Lord Deputy of Ireland under Mary I (1556-8) and again (1559-64) under Elizabeth I, who gave him the title of Lord Lieutenant. During his administration, English influence in Ireland was forcefully extended. In 1568, Sussex became Lord Lieutenant of the North, and he aided in the suppression of the revolt (1569-70) of the Earls of Northumberland and Westmorland. Sussex's desire for Elizabeth to marry outside England brought him into sharp conflict with the Earl of Leicester.

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Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, after Unknown artist - NPG 105

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex

after Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century, based on a work of circa 1565
NPG 105

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, after Unknown artist - NPG 312

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex

after Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century, based on a work of circa 1565
NPG 312

Procession of the Knights of the Garter, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder - NPG D31855

Procession of the Knights of the Garter

after Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder
photograph of engraving, (1576)
NPG D31855

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, after Unknown artist - NPG D24894

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24894

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, published by John Thane - NPG D24895

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex

published by John Thane
etching, possibly early 19th century
NPG D24895

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, by Henry Meyer, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Haines, after  Unknown artist - NPG D40919

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex

by Henry Meyer, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Haines, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D40919

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17168

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1816
NPG D17168

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, by Robert Cooper - NPG D24896

Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D24896

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