Sir Edward Rogers

Sir Edward Rogers, by Unknown artist, 1567 - NPG 3792 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Edward Rogers

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1567
26 3/4 in. x 20 3/4 in. (679 mm x 527 mm)
Purchased, 1951
Primary Collection
NPG 3792

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  • Sir Edward Rogers (1498?-1567?), Esquire of the Body of Henry VIII. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.

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This portrait, the only known contemporary likeness of Rogers, was painted at the end of his career and shows him with his white rod of office. The pendant with a suspended pearl hanging around his neck is probably a magnifying glass of rock crystal.

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Current affairs

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley is murdered at Kirk O'Field, Edinburgh with the Earl of Bothwell implicated. Bothwell abducts and imprisons Mary Queen of Scots at Dunbar Castle and marry less than a month later. Protestant lords rise up. Bothwell flees the country and Mary is captured and imprisoned for conspiring in Darnley's murder.
Mary abdicates and her one-year old son is proclaimed King James VI of Scotland, with James Stuart, Earl of Moray as regent.

Art and science

The scholar William Salesbury and Richard Davies, Bishop of St David's translate the New Testament and the Book of Common Prayer into Welsh.

International

Fernando, Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with 10,000 troops. Ruling as military governor under Philip II of Spain, Alva initiates a reign of terror in an attempt to eradicate Protestantism.
The Conspiracy of Meaux opens the Second War of Religion in France. Huguenot (French Protestant) forces attempt to capture Charles IX of France. The King flees to Paris and the Huguenot leader, Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé lays siege to the city.

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