"His first instructions from the council had been to isolate Elizabeth by getting her factotum and eminence grise, Thomas Parry, as far away from Woodstock as possible. "
Sir Thomas Parry c. 1538-40. Attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger by KT Parker
Public DomainSir Thomas Parry c. 1538-40. Attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger by KT Parker - Credit: Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Sir Thomas Parry (c.1515-15 December 1560), the Comptroller of Elizabeth's household, was knighted by her upon her succession in 1558.  A loyal and long-serving official of Elizabeth's, Parry had previously worked with Thomas Cromwell and had been involved in the Dissolution of the Monasteries