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King Edward V (1470-1483), Reigned 1483

Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Edward V was the King of England from 9 April 1483 until his deposition two months later. His reign was dominated by the influence of his uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who succeeded him as Richard III. Along with his younger brother Richard of Shrewsbury, Edward was one of the Princes in the Tower, who were never seen alive after being sent (ostensibly for their own safety) to the Tower of London. Richard III has been widely blamed for their deaths, though it is not certain that he was responsible for them. Along with Edward VIII and Lady Jane Grey, Edward V is one of only three post-1066 English monarchs never to have been crowned.

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King Edward V

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1590s-1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(11)


King Edward V

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23809


Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III

by Jodocus Hondius
line engraving, 1610
NPG D23857


King Edward IV; fictitious portrait called King Edward V

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22808


King Edward IV; King Edward V; King Richard III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D34138


King Edward V

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23810


King Edward V

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, probably 18th century
NPG D23811


The Sovereigns of England, part 2

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34142


King Edward V

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
NPG D23808


Possibly King Edward V

probably by Thomas Cook
line engraving, published 1788
NPG D9394


Possibly King Edward V

probably by Thomas Cook, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1788
NPG D9399


The Princes in the Tower (Richard, Duke of York and Duke of Norfolk; King Edward V)

by Samuel Cousins, published by Fine Art Society Ltd, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
mezzotint, published 16 March 1879 (1878)
NPG D38019


King Edward IV and others

by Grignion
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D23941

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