1 of 68 portraits matching these criteria:
- set matching 'Madame D'Arblay Diary, 1778-1840 (vol 2, part 1)'
by Unknown engraver
6 7/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. (174 mm x 112 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Sitterback to top
- John Heywood (1497?-1580?), Known as 'The old English epigrammatist'. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Events of 1562back to top
Current affairsQueen Elizabeth I suffers a near fatal case of smallpox and the problems of her marriage and the succession become the main focus of court politics.
Treaty of Richmond signed between Elizabeth I and the French Protestant (Huguenot) leader Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé.
The naval commander Sir John Hawkins becomes the first English slave trader between Africa and the Caribbean. The trade of African slaves will continue for 250 years.
Art and scienceFirst performance of The Tragedie of Gorboduc by Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset. It is the first English tragedy to be written in blank verse and will later influence Philip Sidney and William Shakespeare.
Englands debased coinage is completely reissued to win back foreign confidence.
InternationalMassacre of French Protestants (known as Huguenots) by Francis, Duke of Guise provokes the French Wars of Religion, continuing until 1598.
At the Battle of Dreux, Catholic forces narrowly defeat the Huguenots and the Huguenot leader, Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, is taken prisoner.
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