Sir Edward Rogers
2 of 3 portraits of Sir Edward Rogers
Sir Edward Rogers
copy by George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
watercolour, 1812, based on a work of 1567
6 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. (165 mm x 137 mm)
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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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Harding copied the portrait when it was in the collection of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey. The original is the only known contemporary likeness of Rogers and was painted at the end of his career. It shows him with his white rod of office and what is probably a magnifying glass of rock crystal hanging around his neck.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 268
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- The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding (From 14 January 2015)
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Current affairsHenry 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 scienceThe scholar William Salesbury and Richard Davies, Bishop of St David's translate the New Testament and the Book of Common Prayer into Welsh.
InternationalFernando, 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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