Thomas, Lord Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden. A poet, born 1510, he succeeded to the title in 1523; traveled to France in 1527 and 1532, with Wolsey and Henry VIII respectively; Captain of the Isle of Jersey till 1536; died 1556." The crown of Lord Vaux's bonnet is almost as large as the brim.
Miniature portrait of Anne Boleyn - inside the ring that her daughter Elizabeth I constantly wore and was removed from her finger after her death and sent to James VI of Scotland as evidence of her death, showing how important the ring and her mother were to Elizabeth.
Elizabeth I., circa late 1590s. Possibly one of the portraits done for distribution, with Her Majesty's approval. So popular and in demand were her portraits, Elizabeth permitted mass production of her image, for her people. Her Majesty did not care for average painters to paint her portrait, because images of her were often used as state propaganda. An aging monarch could not be portrayed to the public when the succession was still in doubt.
May 18, 1593: Christopher Marlowe arrested for heresy. He was arrested when fellow playwright Thomas Kyd tried to shift the blame. He never got to trial though -- he was killed in a tavern brawl before the trial could take place. Or was it a government assassination?
Helen Hunt, the famous poet who earned $575 in a single fortnight. (Fortnight = 14 days)