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King Edward VI

14 of 47 portraits of King Edward VI

King Edward VI, published by Adam Islip, and published by  William Stansby, after  Unknown artist, published 1630 - NPG D32888 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King Edward VI

published by Adam Islip, and published by William Stansby, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1630
4 3/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (111 mm x 82 mm) plate size; 4 5/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (118 mm x 89 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D32888


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  • King Edward VI (1537-1553), Reigned 1547-53. Sitter associated with 47 portraits.

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Current affairs

Charles I's first surviving child, Charles, is born in St. James's Palace. He is baptised by the Anglican Bishop of London, William Laud, and brought up in the care of the Protestant Mary Curzon, Countess of Dorset.

Art and science

The Cottonian Library, containing the greatest resource of Old English and Middle English literature, founded by antiquary and anti-royalist, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, is confiscated by the authorities.

International

Philip IV of Spain and Charles I sign the Treaty of Madrid, ending hostilities between the two countries. Spanish diplomat, Cesare Alessandro Scaglia, assists with the conclusion of the peace deal. German, Protestant land is regained from Catholic allies on account of Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.

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