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King Henry VII

(1457-1509), Reigned 1485-1509

Sitter associated with 64 portraits
Henry VII was the son of Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond and Lady Margaret Beaufort. He was head of the house of Lancaster after the death of Henry VI and the founder of the Tudor dynasty. He assumed power in 1485 having defeated and killed the Yorkist king Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field, establishing the Tudor monarchy. In 1486 he united the houses of York and Lancaster through his marriage to Elizabeth of York and finally ended the War of the Roses. A notably clever king, he amassed enormous wealth for the Crown and established relative peace in England.

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King Henry VII, by John Payne - NPG D23824

King Henry VII

by John Payne
line engraving, 1622
NPG D23824

King Henry VII, by John Payne, after  Unknown artist - NPG D31779

King Henry VII

by John Payne, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1622
NPG D31779

King Henry VII, by John Payne, after  Unknown artist - NPG D20543

King Henry VII

by John Payne, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1622
NPG D20543

King Henry VII, by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after  Unknown artist - NPG D31777

King Henry VII

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1638
NPG D31777

King Henry VII, by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after  Unknown artist - NPG D20544

King Henry VII

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1638
NPG D20544

King Henry VII; King Richard III, probably by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake - NPG D22809

King Henry VII; King Richard III

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22809

King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; King Edward VI, after Unknown artist - NPG D34139

King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D34139

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG D23834

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D23834

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG D23836

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, perhaps 18th century
NPG D23836

King Henry VII, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D23837

King Henry VII

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D23837

King Henry VII, by Gaillard, after  J. Robert - NPG D23850

King Henry VII

by Gaillard, after J. Robert
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23850

King Henry VII, by Unknown artist - NPG D19853

King Henry VII

by Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D19853

King Henry VII, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D23832

King Henry VII

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, 1706
NPG D23832

King Henry VII, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D7990

King Henry VII

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, 1706
NPG D7990

King Henry VII, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D23840

King Henry VII

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1707
NPG D23840

King Henry VII, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D31775

King Henry VII

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, published 1707
NPG D31775

King Henry VII, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D20343

King Henry VII

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, published 1707
NPG D20343

The Sovereigns of England, part 2, by John Carwitham, printed and published by  Richard Caldwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG 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

King Henry VII, by Nathaniel Parr - NPG D23835

King Henry VII

by Nathaniel Parr
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D23835

King Henry VII, by John Goldar - NPG D23842

King Henry VII

by John Goldar
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D23842

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