Contemporary recreation of a lost Holbein? painted 2007 - St. John Fisher (1469–1535), Bishop of Rochester, Confessor and Adviser to Lady Margaret Beaufort - (follows the Holbein preparatory drawing in the Royal Collection at Windsor)
Bishop John Fisher, executed because he would not sign the Oath of Supremacy. After his imprisonment he was made a Cardinal by Pope Clement. This was a calculated move by the Pope in order to dissuade Henry from executing Fisher. Upon learning this, Henry famously said, "Send the hat, and when it arrives Fisher shall have to carry it on his shoulders, as he will have no head to put it on." Fisher was executed just several weeks before Thomas More in 1535. Both are considered martyrs.
St. John Fisher Saint John Fisher was an English Roman Catholic scholastic, cardinal, and martyr. He shares his feast day with Saint Thomas More on 22 June in the Roman Catholic calendar of saints and on 6 July in the Anglican. Fisher was executed by order of King Henry VIII during the English Reformation for refusing to accept the king as Supreme Head of the Church of England and for upholding the Roman Catholic Church's doctrine of papal primacy.