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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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King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

by Workshop associated with 'Master John'
oil on panel, circa 1547
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5511


King Edward VI and the Pope

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1575
NPG 4165


King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D20910


King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

by Simon de Passe
engraving, published 1620
NPG D19787


King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

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


King Edward VI

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


King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D34139


King Edward VI

by Robert White
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24811


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