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Nicholas Heath

by Hans Eworth
oil on panel, 1566
24 5/8 in. x 18 in. (625 mm x 457 mm)
Purchased, 1904
Primary Collection
NPG 1388

Sitterback to top

  • Nicholas Heath (1501?-1578), Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Hans Eworth (active 1540-died 1574), Artist. Artist associated with 26 portraits.

This portraitback to top

The artist's 'HE' monogram can be seen in the upper left corner of the painting.

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Events of 1566back to top

Current affairs

David Rizzio, the closest advisor to Mary, Queen of Scots, is assassinated in her presence on the orders of her husband, Lord Darnley.
Birth of James (later King James VI of Scotland and James I of England) to Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley.
Archbishop of Canterbury Matthew Parker attempts to enforce conformity in the Church of England. Clergymen in London who refuse to wear vestments are suspended.

Art and science

Perhaps the world's first newspaper Notizie Scritte (Written News) is published in Venice.
The financier Thomas Gresham lays the foundation stone of the Royal Exchange in London.


Protestant riots and iconoclasm in the Netherlands force the Hapsburg ruler, Margaret of Parma, to disband the Inquisition.
Death of Suleiman I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He is succeeded by his son Selim II.

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