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Called King William I ('The Conqueror')

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Called King William I ('The Conqueror'), by Unknown artist, circa 1584 - NPG D9377 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Called King William I ('The Conqueror')

by Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1584
8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (203 mm x 146 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D9377

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William defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and became the first of the Norman kings. This imaginary portrait was used as an illustration in a French book by Andre Thevet called 'The True Portraits and Lives of Illustrious Men' (Les Vrais Pourtraits et Vies des Hommes Illustres) published in 1584.

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  • NPG D9378: Called King William I ('The Conqueror') (from same plate)
  • NPG D42355: Called King William I ('The Conqueror') (after)

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