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Philip II, King of Spain (1527-1598), Husband of Mary I

Sitter associated with 27 portraits
The son of the emperor Charles V, Philip married Mary I against the wishes of Parliament and people in 1554. A deeply religious man, he subsequently made an offer of marriage to Elizabeth after Mary's death, with the proviso that she must convert to Roman Catholicism. He was reluctant to go to war against England thirty years later, and claimed that his motivation was the re-conversion of the country to Catholicism. However issues of reputation and defence were of equal, if not greater, importance.

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Philip II, King of Spain

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24886


Philip II, King of Spain

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24887


Philip II, King of Spain

by George Vertue, after Titian
line engraving, 1735
NPG D24881


Philip II, King of Spain

by Barlow, published by John Stockdale, after Boizet
line engraving, published 30 July 1812
NPG D24883


Philip II, King of Spain

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, October 1819
NPG D17185


Philip II, King of Spain

by Unknown engraver
line engraving
NPG D19291


Philip II, King of Spain

after Alonso Sanchez Coello
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D32879

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