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Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443-1509), Mother of Henry VII

Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Margaret married Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond and half brother of King Henry VI in 1455. Their son Henry was born in Pembroke Castle in 1457, three months after Tudor's death from the plague. Margaret was deeply involved in the struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster, taking an active part in the insurrections of 1484 and 1485 and planning the marriage of her son to Elizabeth of York. She was determined that Henry would become king. She married twice more, to Sir Henry Stafford and later to Thomas, Lord Stanley, who in 1485 helped her son obtain the throne. She re-founded God's House, Cambridge as Christ's College and has been honoured ever since. She also founded St John's College, Cambridge.

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Lady Margaret Beaufort

after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, (circa 1514)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 356


Lady Margaret Beaufort

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, second half of 16th century
NPG 551


Lady Margaret Beaufort

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, 1714
NPG D23853


Lady Margaret Beaufort

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, published 1714
NPG D23872


Lady Margaret Beaufort

after Unknown artist
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, late 18th century
NPG D23873


Lady Margaret Beaufort

after Unknown artist
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, late 18th century
NPG D23874


Lady Margaret Beaufort

by and published by Edward Harding
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1799
NPG D23866


Lady Margaret Beaufort

published by Edward Harding
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1801
NPG D23870


Lady Margaret Beaufort

by Innocenzo Geremia, published by John Scott
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1806
NPG D23871


Lady Margaret Beaufort

by Robert Cooper, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Robert William Satchwell
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1816
NPG D39778


Lady Margaret Beaufort

by William Thomas Fry, published by Longman, Hurst & Co, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co, after Richard Banks Harraden
stipple engraving, published 2 August 1819
NPG D20347


Henry the Seventh's Chapel. Monuments and Details

by and published by John Preston Neale, by John Carter, by James Robert Thompson, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co
line engraving and etching, published 1 July 1821
NPG D42664


Lady Margaret Beaufort

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, pen and ink, 1839 (before 1736)
NPG D23065

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