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Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey

(1621-1678), Magistrate

Sitter in 14 portraits
Magistrate; in 1678 Titus Oates delivered into his hands the tale of a 'Popish Plot', and soon after Godfrey was found murdered in a ditch near Hampstead; the murder was blamed on Roman Catholic priests, and anti-Papist feeling in the country reached fever-pitch; three men were hanged for Godfrey's murder on perjured evidence.

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Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, by Unknown artist - NPG 1101

Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey

by Unknown artist
chalk, feigned oval, circa 1678
NPG 1101

Politicians in the reign of King Charles II, by and sold by John Savage - NPG D29502

Politicians in the reign of King Charles II

by and sold by John Savage
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D29502

Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), published by  Thomas Cheret, after  Unknown artist - NPG D18811

Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), published by Thomas Cheret, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1675-1697
NPG D18811

Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, published by  Joseph Nutting - NPG D29978

Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey

by Frederick Hendrik van Hove, published by Joseph Nutting
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D29978

Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, by Robert Dunkarton, published by  Samuel Woodburn - NPG D29977

Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey

by Robert Dunkarton, published by Samuel Woodburn
mezzotint, published 1812
NPG D29977

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