(b 23 April 1512; d London, 24 Feb 1580). English statesman, patron and collector. Named after Henry VIII and educated at Cambridge, he was Deputy Governor at Calais from 1540 to 1544, Lord Chamberlain from 1546 to 1550 and a member of the Council of Regency under Edward VI in 1547. In 1551 he was briefly imprisoned, due to the hostility of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Feigning initial support for the succession of Lady Jane Grey, Arundel became a key figure in the accession of Mary I in 1553 and became Lord High Steward in her household, an appointment renewed under Elizabeth I.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.