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King Henry VIII (1491-1547), Reigned 1509-47

Sitter associated with 91 portraits
Henry VIII succeeded his father Henry VII to the throne in 1509. He is well known for his six marriages, and for ordering the dissolution of religious houses which took place between 1535-39. Aided by his ministers, Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell, his reign was characterised by ambition abroad and ruthlessness at home, firmly establishing the Tudor family as the ruling dynasty in England. His quest for a male heir and a divorce from his first wife Katherine of Aragon, led to his establishing himself as head of the Church in England in place of the Pope in 1535.

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D24140

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Jr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D24142

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D24143

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24143

D24151

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24151

D24155

King Henry VIII

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24155

D24162

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24162

D9459

King Henry VIII

by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg)
line engraving, probably early 18th century
NPG D9459

D24163

King Henry VIII

by Gerard Valck, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1707
NPG D24163

D9258

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, 1712
NPG D9258

D24141

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, 1714
NPG D24141

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

D9464

King Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer

by Philip Simms
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D9464

D24147

King Henry VIII

by Johann David Schleuen
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D24147

D24148

King Henry VIII

by James Hulett, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D24148

D24933

King Henry VIII

by John Goldar
line engraving, possibly mid to late 18th century
NPG D24933

D24930

King Henry VIII

by George Vertue, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1736
NPG D24930

D32703

King Henry VIII

by George Vertue, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1736
NPG D32703

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