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Queen Mary I (1516-1558), Reigned 1553-8; daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon

Sitter associated with 49 portraits
The daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, Mary fell from favour during her parents' divorce and was declared illegitimate. By 1544 she was reinstated in the order of succession to the throne. On the death of her half brother Edward VI she inherited the throne, and as a fervent Roman Catholic, re-introduced the old religion. Yet her marriage to Philip II of Spain and persecution of Protestants contributed to her unpopularity. It was claimed that her unhappiness at Philip's absence abroad, and at the loss of Calais in the war against France contributed to her final illness.

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Queen Mary I when Princess Mary

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D24878


Queen Mary I

by Unknown artist
pen and wash, 19th century
NPG D20963


Queen Mary I

published by James and John Cundee, after Hans Eworth
stipple engraving, published 1815
NPG D41901


Queen Mary I

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1815
NPG D17186


Queen Mary I

by Émile Desmaisons, printed by François Le Villain, published by Edward Bull, published by Edward Churton, after Unknown artist
hand-coloured lithograph, 1834
NPG D34627


Queen Mary I

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D17815


Queen Mary I

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, published 1638
NPG D17820


Fictitious portrait called Queen Mary I

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, published 1706
NPG D21385


Queen Mary I

by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1736
NPG D19388