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In 1547 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 was born in Exeter, Devon .

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Pelican Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
The Pelican being the pendant hung from her necklace of pearls; pearls a symbol of virginity.Pelicans traditionally used as sign of self-sacrifice since the Pelican was believed to peck at her own breast to feed her young; the symbolism meaning Elizabeth had sacrificed herself for England.
Other details include the highly decorated armlet above her elbow and many jewels over her red velvet gown and headress.The two cherries tucked into her right ear possibly refer to her virginity; possibly an over-interpretation of the modern use of cherry.
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Phoenix Portrait.

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Phoenix Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Pelican Portrait.

In 1576 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (29) , whilst in France , painted a portrait of Francis Bacon 1st Viscount St Alban 1561-1626 (14) who was attached to the English Embassy at the time.

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Francis Drake 1540-1596 (51) .

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Walter Raleigh 1554-1618 (37) .

In 1591 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (44) painted a portrait of Francis Drake 1540-1596 (51) .

Around 1600 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (53) painted the portrait of James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625.

Around 1547 Master John Workshop.Portrait of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) .

In 1547 John Arundell 1530-1590 (17) was elected as MP Shaftesbury

In 1547 John Thynne 1515-1580 (32) was appointed as Worshipful Company of Mercers

In 1547 John Thynne 1515-1580 (32) was elected as MP Salisbury

In 1547 John Carey 1491-1552 (56) was knighted by Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) .

In 1547 George Carey 2nd Baron Hunsdon 1547-1603 was born to Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon 1526-1596 (20) and Anne Morgan Baroness Hunsdon 1529-1607 (18)

In 1547 William Catesby 1547-1598 was born to Willam Catesby 1526-1619 (21) and Catherine Willington 1518-1592 (29)

In 1547 John Cheney 1485-1547 (62) died

In 1547 John Chichester -1569 was appointed as Knight of the Shire: Devon

In 1547 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Chiche 1506-1558 (40) was elected as MP Essex

In 1547 Anthony Denny 1501-1549 (45) was elected as Knight of the Shire: Hertfordshire

In 1547 Edward Denny 1547-1600 was born to Anthony Denny 1501-1549 (45) and Joan Champernowne 1512-1553 (34) at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

In 1547 Edward Dymoke 1508-1566 (39) was appointed as Sheriff Lincolnshire

In 1547 John Gresham Lord Mayor 1495-1556 (52) was appointed as Lord Mayor of London

Around 1547 Thomas Gresham 1547-1630 was born to William Gresham 1512-1579 (35) and Beatrice Guymon

In 1547 Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (30) was appointed 318th Knight Garter: Edward VI

In 1547 Henry Grey 1st Baron Grey Groby 1547-1614 was born to John Grey 1524-1564 (23) and Mary Browne .

In 1547 Francis Knollys 1512-1596 (35) was knighted.

In 1547 John Lumley 1st Baron Lumley 1533-1609 (14) was created 1st Baron Lumley (3C 1547)

In 1547 Katherine Manners 1510-1547 (37) died

In 1547 William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (41) was appointed 321st Knight Garter: Edward VI .

In 1547 William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (41) was appointed as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster .

In 1547 William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (41) was elected as Knight of the Shire: Staffordshire .

Around 1547 Henry Parker 1513-1552 (33) was appointed as Custos Rotulorum Hertfordshire

In 1547 Henry Parker 1513-1552 (33) was elected as MP Hertfordshire

In 1547 William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton 1512-1571 (35) was created 1st Marquess Northampton (1C 1547) .

In 1547 Nicholas Poyntz 1510-1556 (37) was appointed as Knight of the Shire: Gloucestershire

In 1547 Richard Rich 1st Baron Rich Leez 1497-1567 (50) was appointed as Lord Chancellor

In 1547 Henry Sacheverell 1547-1580 was born to Henry Sacheverell 1526-1558 (21) and Lucie Pole 1528-1554 (19) at Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire .

In 1547 John Sackville 1522-1547 (24) died

In 1547 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (47) was created 1st Duke Somerset (4C 1547) . Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587 (50) by marriage Duchess Somerset (4C 1547) .

In 1547 Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (39) was appointed 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley

In 1547 Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (39) was appointed 320th Knight Garter: Edward VI

In 1547 Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (39) was appointed as Lord High Admiral

Around 1547 Jane Stanhope Baroness Berkeley 1547-1618 was born to Michael Stanhope 1507-1552 (39) and Anne Rawson 1515-1588 (32)

In 1547 Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572 (37) was appointed 319th Knight Garter: Edward VI

In 1547 William Stanley of Hooton 1499-1547 (48) died .

In 1547 John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (43) was created 1st Earl Warwick (2C 1547)

In 1547 Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford 1500-1560 (47) was appointed as President of the Council in the North

In 1547 Anthony Wingfield 1487-1552 (59) was elected as MP Suffolk

Around 1547 Edward Herbert 1547-1594 was born to William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570 (46) and Anne Parr Countess Pembroke 1515-1552 (31) at Welshpool, Radnorshire, Welsh March .

In 1547 William Babthorpe 1489-1555 (58) was knighted

In 1547 William Babthorpe 1489-1555 (58) was appointed as Custos Rotulorum East Riding of Yorkshire

In 1547 Elizabeth Campbell Countess Moray, Countess Sutherland -1547 died

In 1547 Wymond Carew 1492-1549 (54) was elected as MP Peterborough

In 1547 Philippa Egmont Duchess Bar, Duchess Lorraine 1467-1547 (80) died

In 1547 Alexander Elphinstone 2nd Lord Elphinstone 1510-1547 (37) died . His grandson Alexander Elphinstone 4th Lord Elphinstone 1552-1638 (-5) succeeded as 4th Lord Elphinstone .

In 1547 John Habsburg-Spain 1547-1578 was born illegitimately to Charles Habsburg-Spain V Holy Roman Emperor 1500-1558 (46) and Barbara Blomberg .

In 1547 Rowland Leigh of Longbarrow 1547-1570 was born to Thomas Leigh Lord Mayor 1509-1571 (38) at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

In 1547 John Longland Bishop Lincoln -1547 died

In 1547 Henry Maynard of Estaines Parva 1547-1610 was born .

In 1547 Nicholas Pelham 1517-1560 (30) was elected as MP Arundel

In 1547 Richard Shireburn 1547-1629 was born to Richard Shireburn 1526-1594 (20) .

In 1547 Charles Wittelsbach 1547-1547 was born to Albert V Wittelsbach V Duke Bavaria 1528-1579 (18) and Anna Habsburg-Spain Duchess Bavaria 1528-1590 (18) .

In 1547 Charles Wittelsbach 1547-1547 died .

In 1547 Thomas Aston 1547-1613 was born to John Aston 1513-1573 (34) .

Around 1547 Hugh Bampfield 1547-1589 was born .

Around 1547 Thomas 6th Lord Boyd 1547-1611 was born

In 1547 Gervase Eyre 1547-1626 was born to Anthony Eyre 1520-1575 (27)

Around 1547 John Monson 1547-1593 was born

In 1547 John More 1508-1547 (39) died .

In 1547 William Wroughton of Broad Hinton 1510-1559 (37) was elected MP Wiltshire

Around 1547 Jane Brereton 1547- was born to Randall Brereton 1499-1573 (48) and Mary Griffith -1588 .

In 1547 Ursula Ludlow 1547-1613 was born to George Ludlow 1505-1580 (42) and Edith Windsor 1514-1613 (33)

In 1547 Thomas Lawley 1547-1622 was born to Thomas Lawley 1510-1559 (37)

In 1547 John Norreys 1547-1597 was born to Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 (22) and Margery Williams Baroness Norreys Rycote 1521-1599 (26) at Yattendon Castle, Yattendon, Berkshire

Around 1547 Edmund Pakenham 1547-1605 was born to Robert Pakenham -1552

In 1547 Edmund Sheffield 1st Baron Sheffield 1521-1549 (25) was created 1st Baron Sheffield of Butterwick in Lincolnshire . Anne Vere Baroness Montagu 1522-1572 (25) by marriage Baroness Montagu of Boughton in Northamptonshire .

In 1547 Anne Windsor 1547-1614 was born to William Windsor 2nd Baron Windsor 1498-1554 (49) .

In 1547 Charles Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 1547-1606 was born to Charles Hohenzollern 1516-1576 (31)

After 1547 Willam Bonham 1513-1547 (34) died

Jan 1547

Around Jan 1547 William Gordon Bishop Aberdeen -1577 was consecrated as Bishop Aberdeen .

05 Jan 1547

On 05 Jan 1547 Albrecht Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1476-1547 (70) died

19 Jan 1547

On 19 Jan 1547 Henry Howard 1516-1547 (31) was beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London . He was buried at Church of St Michael the Archangel, Framlingham, Suffolk . He had follisshly added the arms of Edward the Confessor to his own arms. he was charged with treasonably quartering the royal arms. His father survived sentence since the King died the day before it was due to take place.

24 Jan 1547

On 24 Jan 1547 Joanna of Austria Grand Duchess Tuscany 1547-1578 was born to Ferdinand Habsburg-Spain I Holy Roman Emperor 1503-1564 (43) and Anne Jagiellon Holy Roman Empress .

Around 1555 Sofonisba Anguissola 1532-1625 (23) . Portrait of Joanna of Austria Grand Duchess Tuscany 1547-1578 (7) .

26 Jan 1547

Before 26 Jan 1547 Katherine Griffith -1547 died

On 26 Jan 1547 Richard Bulkeley 1501-1547 (46) died . He was buried at Beaumaris, Anglesey, North-West Wales

28 Jan 1547

Death of Henry VIII

On 28 Jan 1547 Henry VIII (55) died at Whitehall Palace . His son Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) succeeded as VI King England and Ireland: Tudor .

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

After 28 Jan 1547 Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (39) and Catherine Parr Queen Consort England 1512-1548 (34) were married

Feb 1547

16 Feb 1547

On 16 Feb 1547 Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550 (41) was created 1st Earl Southampton (2C 1547) in accordance with Henry VIII 's will for which he was nominated executor.Jane Cheney Countess Southampton by marriage Countess Southampton (2C 1547) .

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

Funeral of King Henry VIII

On 16 Feb 1547 Henry VIII was buried in the Henry VIII Vault, Quire, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire . John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 (67) attended.

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

20 Feb 1547

On 20 Feb 1547 William Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Parham 1515-1570 (32) was created 1st Baron Willoughby Parham . Elizabeth Heneage Baroness Willoughby Parham 1518-1555 (29) by marriage Baroness Willoughby Parham .

On 20 Feb 1547 Richard Devereux 1513-1547 (34) was created Knight of the Bath .

Coronation Edward VI

On 20 Feb 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) was crowned VI King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey .
John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (62) was appointed as Lord High Steward . Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (34) was appointed as Lord High Constable .
Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (18) and William Sharington 1495-1553 (52) were created Knight of the Bath.
Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 (33) , Edward Courtenay 1385-1418 , William Sharington 1495-1553 (52) ,John Shelton 1503-1558 (44) and Walter Buckler -1556 were knighted.
Edward Dymoke 1508-1566 (39) attended as the King's Champion.

After 20 Feb 1547 Richard Devereux 1513-1547 (34) died .

26 Feb 1547

On 26 Feb 1547 Richard Rich 1st Baron Rich Leez 1497-1567 (50) was created 1st Baron Rich Leez . Elizabeth Jenks Baroness Rich Leez 1510-1558 (37) by marriage Baroness Rich Leez .

Around 1537 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (40) . Drawing of Elizabeth Jenks Baroness Rich Leez 1510-1558 (27) .

Mar 1547

23 Mar 1547

On 23 Mar 1547 Edward Croft 1465-1547 (82) died in Croft Castle, Croft, Herefordshire .

31 Mar 1547

On 31 Mar 1547 Francis I King France 1494-1547 (52) died . His son Henry II King France 1519-1559 (28) succeeded as II King France: Capet Valois Angoulême .

Apr 1547

11 Apr 1547

On 11 Apr 1547 Dorothea Oldenburg 1504-1547 (42) died .

30 Apr 1547

On 30 Apr 1547 Albert Palatinate-Simmern 1546-1547 died

May 1547

Around May 1547 Edward Hall 1496-1548 (51) died . He was buried in St Benet Sherehog, Cordwainer Ward, City of London .

On May 1547 Thomas Wharton 2nd Baron Wharton 1520-1572 (27) and Anne Radclyffe Baroness Wharton were married .

Jun 1547

08 Jun 1547

On 08 Jun 1547 James Stewart 1506-1547 (41) was murdered at Dunblane, Perth.

Jul 1547

01 Jul 1547

On 01 Jul 1547 John Smith of Cressing Temple 1470-1547 (77) died

07 Jul 1547

On 07 Jul 1547 William Skipwith -1547 died

25 Jul 1547

On 25 Jul 1547 Henry II King France 1519-1559 (28) was crowned II King France: Capet Valois Angoulême

Aug 1547

20 Aug 1547

On 20 Aug 1547 William Cavendish 1505-1557 (42) and Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1527-1608 (20) were married

Sep 1547

10 Sep 1547

On 10 Sep 1547 William Parr 1st Baron Parr Horton 1483-1547 (64) died . He was buried at Horton, Northamptonshire .

Battle of Pinkie Cleugh

On 10 Sep 1547 an English army commanded by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (47) defeated a Scottish army commanded by James Hamilton 1st Duke Châtellerault 1516-1575 (31) and Archibald Douglas 6th Earl Angus 1489-1557 (58) at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh at Musselburgh .The English army included John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (43) , Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford 1500-1560 (47) and Thomas Wentworth 2nd Baron Wentworth 1525-1584 (22) . John Thynne 1515-1580 (32) and Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos -1573 were knighted.
William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (26) accompanied Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (47) .
John Forbes 6th Lord Forbes 1475-1547 (82) was killed .
John Thynne 1515-1580 (32) was knighted after the battle.
The Scottish army included John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 (22) who commanded the Rearguard and Gilbert Kennedy 3rd Earl Cassilis 1515-1558 (32) . John Stewart -1547 , Robert Douglas 1505-1547 (41) , John Livingston -1547 , Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield -1547 and Hugh Montgomerie -1547 were killed . John Hay 4th Lord Hay -1556 was captured but soon released.
Malcolm Fleming 3rd Lord Fleming 1494-1547 (53) was killed . His son James Fleming 4th Lord Fleming 1534-1558 (13) succeeded as 4th Lord Fleming . Barbara Hamilton Lady Fleming by marriage Lord Fleming .

Oct 1547

03 Oct 1547

On 03 Oct 1547 Richard Bulkeley -1572 was knighted.

Nov 1547

12 Nov 1547

On 12 Nov 1547 Claude Valois-Angoulême Duchess Lorraine 1547-1575 was born to Henry II King France 1519-1559 (28) and Catherine Medici Queen Consort France 1519-1589 (28)

28 Nov 1547

On 28 Nov 1547 John Hamilton Archbishop St Andrews 1512-1571 (35) was appointed as Archbishop St Andrews .