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Queen Margaret of Anjou (1430-1482), Queen Consort of Henry VI

Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Margaret was born in the duchy of Lorraine, of the House of Anjou, and she married King Henry VI in 1445. When her husband was captured and threatened with deposition by Richard, Duke of York, Margaret managed to escape, and raised an army in Wales and the north of England. She led the Lancastrian contingent in the Wars of the Roses (1455-87). In 1461, the Lancastrian army was beaten at the Battle of Towton by the Duke of York's son, Edward (later Edward IV), who deposed Henry and proclaimed himself king. Margaret was imprisoned at Wallingford Castle and then in the Tower of London until she was ransomed by the French king in 1475. She returned to France where she remained until her death.

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D23778

Queen Margaret of Anjou

after Unknown artist
line engraving, perhaps 17th century
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D9406

Called Queen Margaret of Anjou

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D9406

D9414

Called Queen Margaret of Anjou

by John Faber Sr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D9414

D9407

Called Queen Margaret of Anjou

by John Faber Sr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D9407

D23776

Queen Margaret of Anjou

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D23776

D23763

The Marriage of King Henry VI to Margaret of Anjou

by Charles Grignion
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D23764

The Marriage of King Henry VI to Margaret of Anjou

by G. Barrett, after Jan Gossaert (Mabuse)
line engraving, late 18th century
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D9415

Called Queen Margaret of Anjou

after Unknown artist
coloured line and stipple engraving, probably late 18th century
NPG D9415

D23777

Queen Margaret of Anjou

by Schenecker, published by Edward Harding, after Silvester Harding
stipple engraving, published 1792
NPG D23777

D23779

Queen Margaret of Anjou and Queen's College

published by Edward Harding
stipple engraving, 1 June 1801
NPG D23779

D19366

Called Queen Margaret of Anjou

by John Faber Sr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
NPG D19366