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Henry Garnett

(1555-1606), Jesuit; Gunpowder plot conspirator

Sitter in 9 portraits
The Jesuits, a religious order of evangelical Catholics, were outlawed in England and forced to live by concealment and disguise. Garnett was the head of the Jesuits in England. He was enthusiastic about the accession of James I, believing that greater toleration of Catholicism would follow. He condemned Catholic conspiracies but was accused of being the mastermind behind the Gunpowder Plot. He was found guilty of treason and was hanged, drawn and quartered.

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Henry Garnett, by Unknown engraver - NPG D20538

Henry Garnett

by Unknown engraver
line engraving, after 1606
NPG D20538

Renowned Jesuits, after Unknown artist - NPG D25332

Renowned Jesuits

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1608
NPG D25332

Henry Garnett, by Unknown artist - NPG D20537

Henry Garnett

by Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1610
NPG D20537

Henry Garnett, by Adriaen Lommelin - NPG D26036

Henry Garnett

by Adriaen Lommelin
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26036

Henry Garnett, by Adriaen Lommelin - NPG D17093

Henry Garnett

by Adriaen Lommelin
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D17093

Henry Garnett, by Adriaen Lommelin - NPG D20540

Henry Garnett

by Adriaen Lommelin
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D20540

Ignatius Loyola and other religious figures, after Unknown artist - NPG D24795

Ignatius Loyola and other religious figures

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24795

Henry Garnett, published by William Richardson - NPG D26037

Henry Garnett

published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1802
NPG D26037

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Henry Garnett

by Adriaen Lommelin
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D20539

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