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William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury

Sitter associated with 61 portraits
The son of a Reading draper, Laud prospered under the patronage of the Duke of Buckingham and was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1633. He supported the political and religious policies of Charles I and carried out Strafford's policy of 'Thorough' in ecclesiastical affairs, working for uniformity of doctrine and practice. His attempt to impose uniformity on the church provoked armed resistance in Scotland. Parliament impeached and imprisoned him in 1640-1 and he was beheaded in 1645.

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William Laud

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, (circa 1636)
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 171

D21580

William Laud

by William Marshall
line engraving, 1630s-1640s
NPG D21580

D21587

William Laud

probably by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D21587

D26704

William Laud

published by Joost Hartgers
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26704

D26705

William Laud

by Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26705

D26709

William Laud

by Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26709

D26710

William Laud

by William Marshall
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26710

D19833

William Laud

by Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D19833

D21582

William Laud

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1633-1645
NPG D21582

D21588

William Laud

published by Claes Jansz Visscher
line and stipple engraving, circa 1633-1645
NPG D21588

D42484

William Laud

after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1633-1645
NPG D42484

D26701

William Laud

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D26701

D26703

William Laud

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, mid 17th century (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D26703

D34296

William Laud

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D34296

D19641

William Laud

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D19641

D21589

William Laud

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, circa 1636-1645 (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D21589

D26698

William Laud

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1638-1642 (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D26698

D22835

William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 1640s (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D22835

D16299

William Laud; Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early 1640s (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D16299

D21584

William Laud

by Unknown engraver
line engraving, after 1645
NPG D21584