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Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln

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Lord High Admiral (1550–1554 and 1558–1585). As a young man attended Henry VIII, and married the king's mistress Elizabeth Blount. Supported Lady Jane Grey, but soon deserted her for Mary. Supported the Spanish at St Quentin (1557), and commanded the fleet against France (1558). He was a joint commander against the northern rebels (1569), and commanded in the North Sea (1570). Created Earl (1572).

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    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    45.7 x 34.3 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Purchased, 1937


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