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'A description of Master Latimer, preaching before King Edward the sixth, in the preaching place at Westminster'

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'A description of Master Latimer, preaching before King Edward the sixth, in the preaching place at Westminster'

by Unknown artist
woodcut, mid 16th century
5 3/4 in. x 7 1/8 in. (145 mm x 181 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D23050

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The Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey is arrested for treason after failing to secure the annulment of Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. He dies at Leicester Abbey on his way from York to the Tower of London.
Thomas Cromwell becomes a member of the King's Council.

Art and science

The Frisian mathematician and cartographer Gemma Frisius publishes De Principiis Astronomiae Cosmographicae (On the Principles of Astronomy and Cosmography). It features the first description of how longitude could be determined by means of time difference.


The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V is formally crowned by Pope Clement VII and invested with the Kingdom of Naples.
The Augsburg Confession is presented to Charles V. Written by the German theologian Philip Melanchthon, this statement of Protestant belief is one of the principal documents of the reformation.
The Florentine Republic is defeated by the forces of the Holy Roman Empire and the Medici family restored to power.

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