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Sir Nicholas Throckmorton

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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A relation of Catherine Parr, Throckmorton was a staunch Protestant, and a supporter of Lady Jane Grey, but he served as a Member of Parliament under the Catholic queen Mary I, as he did under all the Tudor monarchs. His importance during the reign of Elizabeth I was mainly as an ambassador to France and to Scotland.
This portrait appears to have been painted during his time in France in the early 1560s.

National Portrait Gallery, London



Sir Nicholas Throckmorton




oil on panel


H 89.8 x W 72.4 cm

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Purchased, 1951. On long-term loan to Montacute House, Somerset

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