Portrait of a Young Woman, aged 17 at time of sitting.
Workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger. Dated 1540-45.
Attempts to identify her as Catherine Howard have not been definitive. Her clothes suggest high rank though.
25 Oct 1572: Edmund Daniel #irish#Jesuit protomartyr executed at #Cork#otd
He is held to be the first Jesuit executed on European soil. For more rich detail on the Jesuit missions in Ireland, see @VeraMoynes edition in two vols of Annual Letters published by @irishmanuscript
'Betwixt a subtile Priest & cursed Wife / I'm plagu'd for my transgression / The two great Follyes of my Life / Is Marriage & Confession.'
As we put in exam questions: 'discuss'.