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King Edward VI (1537-1553), Reigned 1547-53

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
The only son of Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, Edward succeeded his father in 1547 aged nine. Scholarly and firmly Protestant, he ruled during his minority with the help of a council, but was dominated by the policies of his two Protestant Protectors, first Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and then John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. The latter induced Edward to will the crown to Lady Jane Grey, in order to ensure the Protestant succession. Edward died of tuberculosis shortly before his sixteenth birthday.

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1132

King Edward VI

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (circa 1542)
NPG 1132

1299

King Edward VI

attributed to Guillim Scrots (Guillim Stretes or William Scrots)
oil on panel, anamorphosis, 1546
NPG 1299

442

King Edward VI

by Unknown artist, after Guillim Scrots (Guillim Stretes or William Scrots)
oil on panel, circa 1546
NPG 442

5511

King Edward VI

by Workshop associated with 'Master John'
oil on panel, circa 1547
NPG 5511

4165

King Edward VI and the Pope

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1575
NPG 4165

D24808

King Edward VI

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24808

D20911

King Edward VI

by Domenicus Custos (De Coster), after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1600
NPG D20911

D20910

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D20910

D19609

King Edward VI

by Simon de Passe, sold by John Sudbury, and sold by George Humble
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D19609

D19787

King Edward VI

by Simon de Passe
engraving, published 1620
NPG D19787

D32888

King Edward VI

published by Adam Islip, and published by William Stansby, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D32888

D32889

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32889

D20909

King Edward VI

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D20909

D22811

King Edward VI

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22811

D18732

King Edward VI

by L. Petit, published by Pierre Rocolet
line engraving, 1646
NPG D18732

D34139

King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D34139

D24811

King Edward VI

by Robert White
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24811

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