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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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D26706

William Laud

by Benoit Audran the Elder, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, early 18th century
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D30892

Ecclesiastics

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
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D10634

King Charles I and his Supporters

by Joseph Nutting
line engraving, early 18th century
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D26702

William Laud

by B. Cole
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D37185

William Laud; William Juxon

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1731
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D26717

William Laud; William Juxon

by George Vertue, published by John Ryall, and published by Robert Withy
line engraving, published 1757
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D19544

William Laud; William Juxon

by George Vertue, published by John Ryall, and published by Robert Withy
engraving, published 1757
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D26708

William Laud

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, possibly late 18th century (circa 1635-1637)
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D37188

William Laud

by James Watson, published by John Boydell, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1 May 1779 (circa 1635-1637)
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D37189

William Laud

by James Watson, published by John Boydell, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1 May 1779 (circa 1635-1637)
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D26711

William Laud

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr
stipple engraving, early 19th century
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D137

William Laud

by Unknown artist
watercolour, 19th century
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D3541

William Laud

by Robert Dunkarton, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, published 1813 (circa 1635-1637)
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D37186

William Laud

by Charles Picart, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Haines, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1815 (circa 1635-1637)
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D21581

William Laud

by William Marshall
line engraving, 1630s-1640s
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D21590

William Laud

by William Faithorne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1635-1637)
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D14049

William Laud

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
line engraving, (circa 1635-1637)
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D21585

William Laud

by Unknown artist
line engraving, after 1645
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D19078

King Charles I and his supporters

by Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
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