William Warham (1450-1532) Archbishop of Canterbury
William Warham was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. After graduating, Warham practised and taught law both in London and Oxford. He became Master of the Rolls in 1494. Henry VII found him a useful and clever diplomatist. He helped to arrange the marriage between Henry’s son, Arthur, Prince of Wales, and Catherine of Aragon. He went to Scotland with Richard Foxe, then bishop of Durham, in 1497. He was partly responsible for several commercial and other treaties with Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, also Count of Flanders and Regent Duke of Burgundy, on behalf of his son Philip IV of Burgundy. Warham was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1503 to his death.
Engraved by Phillibrown after the portrait by Hans Holbein for ‘Lodge’s Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain’ by Edmund Lodge FSA. Published by Bohn, London 1849.
Image size approx. 71 x 93.