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Sir Thomas Wyatt

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, feigned circle, circa 1550
13 1/2 in. x 13 in. (343 mm x 330 mm)
Purchased, 1947
Primary Collection
NPG 3331

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  • Sir Thomas Wyatt (1521?-1554), Conspirator; son of Sir Thomas Wyatt. Sitter in 4 portraits.

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The son of Thomas Wyatt the poet, and friend of the Earl of Surrey, Wyatt joined the Earl of Devonshire in an insurrection to prevent Mary I's marriage to Philip II of Spain. On entering London his followers deserted him and he surrendered. He was executed for high treason on Tower Hill.

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Current affairs

John Dudley, Earl of Warwick is made Lord President of the Council and Master of the King's Household
Altars are replaced by communion tables in all London churches on the orders of the new Bishop Nicholas Ridley.
Treaty of Boulogne - English forces withdraw from Scotland and Boulogne is returned to the French in return for a substantial payment.

Art and science

The Italian artist Giorgio Vasari writes Le Vite dei più eccellenti pittori, scultori e architettori (Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects), the first work of Italian art history.


Election of Pope Julius III in Rome.

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