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John King

(1559-1621), Bishop of London

Sitter in 10 portraits
A celebrated Calvinist preacher, King was at one time chaplain to the Lord Keeper Thomas Egerton. The latter's household included John Donne, who became a close friend of King's eldest son, Henry. Upon his arrival in London in 1603, James I made King one of his chaplains in ordinary. He was one of the most popular court preachers of the reign, held in high regard by Queen Anne and praised in punning fashion by James as 'the king of preachers'. King was consecrated Bishop of London in 1611. In his last years he presided over a campaign for the restoration of St Paul's Cathedral where he was eventually buried.

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John King, attributed to Nicholas Lockey - NPG 657

John King

attributed to Nicholas Lockey
oil on panel, feigned oval, 1620
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 657

John King, by Francis Delaram, published by  Compton Holland, after  Unknown artist - NPG D21431

John King

by Francis Delaram, published by Compton Holland, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D21431

John King, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25874

John King

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25874

John King, by Simon de Passe - NPG D25875

John King

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25875

John King, by Simon de Passe, published by  George Humble, after  Nicholas Lockey - NPG D19566

John King

by Simon de Passe, published by George Humble, after Nicholas Lockey
line engraving, circa 1620-1640
NPG D19566

John King, after Simon de Passe, after  Nicholas Lockey - NPG D21429

John King

after Simon de Passe, after Nicholas Lockey
line engraving, published 1650
NPG D21429

John King, after Unknown artist - NPG D25876

John King

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1650
NPG D25876

John King, after Unknown artist - NPG D25877

John King

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1650
NPG D25877

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John King

by Simon de Passe, published by George Humble, after Nicholas Lockey
line engraving, circa 1620-1640
NPG D21430

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John King

after Simon de Passe, after Nicholas Lockey
line engraving, published 1650
NPG D33767

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