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King Henry III (1207-1272), Reigned 1216-72

Sitter associated with 33 portraits
Henry was only nine years old when his father John I died and his minority accentuated ongoing nationwide rebellion. After his accession to the throne in 1234, Henry's favouritism and arrogance prompted his barons to insist on a series of major reforms, the Provisions of Oxford (1258), which created a permanent Privy Council to advise the king and ensured regular Parliaments. Civil War ensued as the settlement broke down and Henry was briefly deposed. In his final years, when relative peace had been restored, he began the construction of Westminster Abbey as it stands today.

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D23666

King Henry III

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
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D23663

King Henry III

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell or Luttrell
line engraving, published 1706
NPG D23663

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

D23660

King Henry III

by Pierre François Basan, after George Vertue
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D23660

D23665

King Henry III

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1731
NPG D23665

D20265

King Henry III

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1731
NPG D20265

D23654

King Henry III

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
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D34180

King Henry III

by George Vertue
line engraving, published 1732
NPG D34180

D23667

King Henry III

by Henry Roberts
line engraving, 1733
NPG D23667

D20022

King Henry III

by George Vertue
line engraving, engraved 1734
NPG D20022

D23662

King Henry III

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
NPG D23662

D19473

King Henry III

by Pierre François Basan, after George Vertue
engraving, circa 1750-1775
NPG D19473

D33883

King Henry III

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, published 1638 or 1662 (Engraved 1618)
NPG D33883