Henry, Duke of Gloucester(1640-1660), Third son of Charles I
Sitter associated with 19 portraits
Henry, Duke of Gloucester, was the Protestant brother of Charles II of England. The third son of Charles I, he visited his father the night before his execution. For the next three years he was confined by the Commonwealth regime. In 1652 Oliver Cromwell gave him permission to go abroad, and he joined his mother and brothers in Paris. His firm adherence to the Protestant religion, however, incensed his Roman Catholic mother, Queen Henrietta Maria. She turned him out after which he joined the Spaniards at Dunkirk, fighting alongside his brother the Duke of York (afterward James II) in 1658. Henry returned to England on the restoration of Charles II, but he died a few months later of smallpox.
after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
by Abraham Hertochs (Hertocks)
line engraving, published 1661
printed by H. Reynell
woodcut, late 18th or early 19th century
published by William and James Stratford, after Unknown artist
etching, published 6 October 1792
by Samuel Bellin, published by Mary Parkes, after John Bridges
mixed-method engraving, published 1841 (1838)
- Queen Anne (niece)
- Anne of Denmark (grandmother)
- Princess Anne (sister)
- King Charles I (father)
- King Charles II (brother)
- Princess Elizabeth (sister)
- Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans (sister)
- King James I of England and VI of Scotland (grandfather)
- King James II (brother)
- Henrietta Maria (mother)
- Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (sister)
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