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King Edward III

(1312-1377), Reigned 1327-77

Sitter associated with 27 portraits
The eldest son of Edward II and Isabella of France, Edward became king at the age of fourteen after his father was deposed by his mother and her lover Roger Mortimer and subsequently murdered. They retained power as regents until 1330 when Edward imprisoned Mortimer and imposed confinement on his mother. He was popular with his people and in 1340 was the first English king to assume the title of King of France, which started the Hundred Years War. At home, Edward's reign was chiefly characterised by a serious outbreak of plague in which an estimated 200,000 people died.

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King Edward III, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Unknown artist - NPG 332

King Edward III

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1873 (circa 1377-1380)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 332

King Edward III, by Unknown artist - NPG 4980(7)

King Edward III

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1590s-1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(7)

King Edward III, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23700

King Edward III

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23700

Called King Edward III, by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke) - NPG D9384

Called King Edward III

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, published 1618
NPG D9384

Called King Edward III, by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke) - NPG D9383

Called King Edward III

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, published 1638 (1618)
NPG D9383

King Edward II; King Edward III (fictitious portraits), probably by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake - NPG D22804

King Edward II; King Edward III (fictitious portraits)

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22804

King Edward III, after Unknown artist - NPG D23697

King Edward III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D23697

King Edward III, after Michael Vandergucht - NPG D23698

King Edward III

after Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D23698

King Edward III, possibly by Robert White - NPG D23696

King Edward III

possibly by Robert White
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D23696

King Edward III, by Unknown artist - NPG D18692

King Edward III

by Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1688
NPG D18692

King Edward III, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D23701

King Edward III

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, 1706
NPG D23701

King Edward III, by John Carwitham, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33898

King Edward III

by John Carwitham, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D33898

The Sovereigns of England, part 1, by John Carwitham, printed and published by  Richard Caldwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG D34141

The Sovereigns of England, part 1

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34141

King Edward III, by George Vertue - NPG D23695

King Edward III

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
NPG D23695

King Edward III, by George Vertue - NPG D19077

King Edward III

by George Vertue
engraving, circa 1733-1736
NPG D19077

King Edward III, possibly by Robert Sheppard - NPG D19376

King Edward III

possibly by Robert Sheppard
line engraving, published 1733?
NPG D19376

King Edward III, by George Vertue - NPG D23699

King Edward III

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
NPG D23699

King Edward III, by Pierre François Basan, after  George Vertue - NPG D19629

King Edward III

by Pierre François Basan, after George Vertue
engraving, circa 1775-1797
NPG D19629

The Surrender of Calais to King Edward III, by John Hall, after  Edward Edwards - NPG D9385

The Surrender of Calais to King Edward III

by John Hall, after Edward Edwards
line engraving, published 1776
NPG D9385

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King Edward III

probably by or after William Faithorne
line engraving, (early 1640s)
NPG D33896

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King Edward III

probably by or after William Faithorne
line engraving, (early 1640s)
NPG D33897

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King Edward III

possibly by Robert Sheppard
line engraving, published 1733?
NPG D33899

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