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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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D21586

William Laud

published by Arent Pietersen
line engraving, after 1645
NPG D21586

D21593

William Laud

after Unknown artist
etching, 1645 or after
NPG D21593

D21594

William Laud

by Unknown engraver
line engraving, 1645 or after
NPG D21594

D21591

William Laud

by Unknown engraver
line engraving, 1645 or after
NPG D21591

D21592

William Laud

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, after 1645 (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D21592

D19090

William Laud

published by Claes Jansz Visscher
line engraving, circa 1650-1658
NPG D19090

D21583

William Laud

by Unknown engraver
line engraving, 1654
NPG D21583

D26707

William Laud

by Unknown engraver
line engraving, 1654
NPG D26707

D22672

King Charles I and his adherents

after Sir Anthony van Dyck, and after Unknown artists
line engraving, 1660s
NPG D22672

D26700

William Laud

probably by Richard Gaywood, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, circa 1662 (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D26700

D22673

King Charles I and his adherents

published by Samuel Speed, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, and after Unknown artists
line engraving, published circa 1663-1669
NPG D22673

D26697

William Laud

by Robert White, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, late 17th century (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D26697

D42483

William Laud

by Robert White, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, late 17th century (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D42483

D37187

William Laud

printed and sold by Henry Overton, published by David Loggan, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1684 (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D37187

D11415

William Laud

published by David Loggan, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D11415

D3540

William Laud

published by John Smith, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1687-1724 (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D3540

D26699

William Laud

by George Vertue, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, early to mid 18th century (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D26699

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