John Stanbridge

John Stanbridge, after Unknown artist, (1529) - NPG D24338 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Stanbridge

after Unknown artist
woodcut, (1529)
5 3/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (136 mm x 98 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D24338

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  • John Stanbridge (1463-1510), Schoolmaster and grammarian. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Current affairs

The Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey falls from power after failing to secure the annulment of King Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
Sir Thomas More is appointed Lord Chancellor.
Thomas Cranmer is appointed Royal Chaplain
The 'Reformation Parliament' meets for the first time in support of ecclesiastical reform.

Art and science

Death of the English poet and wit John Skelton, tutor and Orator Regis (King's Orator) to King Henry VIII and author of the morality play Magnyfycence (Magnificence).


Vienna besieged by the forces of Suleiman I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. The siege marks the Ottoman Empire's furthest expansion into Europe.
At the Second Diet of Speyer in Germany, a minority of Protestant princes read a 'Protest' against the reversal of earlier church reforms and the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms (1521) by the Catholic majority; the term 'Protestant' is born.

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