Story: King Edward VI and the Pope
The painting may well have been produced during the reign of Elizabeth I to commemorate the anti-papal policies of Edward VI and to celebrate the successful re-establishment of the Church of England under Elizabeth I.
This complex allegorical painting has been the subject of a complete monograph, ‘The King’s Bedpost’ by the historian Margaret Aston. A video has been made on the recent conservation of the portrait
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Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs
Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.
Regency familiar faces
Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.
Who do you think you were?
Answer a few lifestyle questions about the elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!