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Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth

(1560?-1639), Courtier, royalist and politician; MP for Grampound

Sitter associated with 4 portraits
A soldier and courtier, Robert Carey was the first to bring the news of Elizabeth I's death to James VI of Scotland. He became a favourite of James after his accession to the English throne, and was made Chamberlain to Prince Charles in 1617.

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The 1st Earl of Monmouth and his family, attributed to Paul van Somer - NPG 5246

The 1st Earl of Monmouth and his family

attributed to Paul van Somer
oil on canvas, circa 1617
On display in the Long Gallery at Montacute House
NPG 5246

Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth, after Unknown artist - NPG D26681

Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D26681

Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17153

Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, September 1812
NPG D17153

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