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King Edward VI (1537-1553), Reigned 1547-53

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
The only son of Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, Edward succeeded his father in 1547 aged nine. Scholarly and firmly Protestant, he ruled during his minority with the help of a council, but was dominated by the policies of his two Protestant Protectors, first Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and then John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. The latter induced Edward to will the crown to Lady Jane Grey, in order to ensure the Protestant succession. Edward died of tuberculosis shortly before his sixteenth birthday.

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D24802

King Edward VI

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1697
NPG D24802

D24804

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24804

D10555

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D10555

D21109

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 18th century
NPG D21109

D24809

King Edward VI

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, 1706
NPG D24809

D32890

King Edward VI

by and published by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, circa 1714-1715
NPG D32890

D21108

King Edward VI

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, circa 1714-1715
NPG D21108

D34142

The Sovereigns of England, part 2

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34142

D24805

The Gold and Silver Coins of King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
NPG D24805

D24801

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
NPG D24801

D10553

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, published 1732
NPG D10553

D10554

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, published 1732
NPG D10554

D24803

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
NPG D24803

D21107

King Edward VI

by John Faber Sr, by Richard Houston, published by Henry Parker, published by Elizabeth Bakewell
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D21107

D24806

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly late 18th century
NPG D24806

D24810

King Edward VI

by John Goldar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably late 18th century
NPG D24810

D20189

King Edward VI

after J. Kendall
mezzotint, published 1 November 1780
NPG D20189

D18950

King Edward VI

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1 May 1793
NPG D18950

D19757

King Edward VI

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1 May 1797
NPG D19757