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Philip II, King of Spain

(1527-1598), Husband of Mary I

Sitter associated with 27 portraits
The son of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Philip married Mary I against the wishes of Parliament and people in 1554. A deeply religious man, he subsequently made an offer of marriage to Elizabeth after Mary's death, with the proviso that she must convert to Roman Catholicism. He was reluctant to go to war against England thirty years later, and claimed that his motivation was the re-conversion of the country to Catholicism. However, issues of reputation and defence were of equal, if not greater, importance.

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Philip II, King of Spain, after Jacopo da Trezzo - NPG 446(2)

Philip II, King of Spain

after Jacopo da Trezzo
gilt electrotype of medal, 19th century, based on a work of circa 1555
NPG 446(2)

Philip II, King of Spain, by and published by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem) - NPG D32886

Philip II, King of Spain

by and published by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem)
line engraving, late 16th or early 17th century
NPG D32886

Procession of the Knights of the Garter, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder - NPG D31855

Procession of the Knights of the Garter

after Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder
photograph of engraving, (1576)
NPG D31855

Philip II, King of Spain, by Giacomo Forma, after  Hieronymus Wierix - NPG D24884

Philip II, King of Spain

by Giacomo Forma, after Hieronymus Wierix
line engraving, circa 1586
NPG D24884

Philip II, King of Spain, after Unknown artist - NPG D32875

Philip II, King of Spain

after Unknown artist
hand-coloured line engraving, circa 1586
NPG D32875

Philip II, King of Spain, by Christoffel van Sichem the Younger, or by  Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem) - NPG D24882

Philip II, King of Spain

by Christoffel van Sichem the Younger, or by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem)
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24882

Philip II, King of Spain, by Anthonie Wierix (Wierx, Wiercz, Wiricx) - NPG D24888

Philip II, King of Spain

by Anthonie Wierix (Wierx, Wiercz, Wiricx)
line engraving, possibly early 17th century
NPG D24888

Philip II, King of Spain, published by H. Jacopsen (Jacobsen), after  Unknown artist - NPG D32876

Philip II, King of Spain

published by H. Jacopsen (Jacobsen), after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D32876

Philip II, King of Spain, after Alonso Sanchez Coello - NPG D32878

Philip II, King of Spain

after Alonso Sanchez Coello
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D32878

Philip II, King of Spain, after Alonso Sanchez Coello - NPG D32879

Philip II, King of Spain

after Alonso Sanchez Coello
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D32879

Philip II, King of Spain, published by Pieter de Jode I, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32885

Philip II, King of Spain

published by Pieter de Jode I, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D32885

Philip II, King of Spain, after Unknown artist - NPG D32887

Philip II, King of Spain

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published early 17th century
NPG D32887

Philip II, King of Spain, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Alonso Sanchez Coello - NPG D32880

Philip II, King of Spain

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Alonso Sanchez Coello
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32880

Philip II, King of Spain, by Robert Vaughan - NPG D32881

Philip II, King of Spain

by Robert Vaughan
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32881

Philip II, King of Spain, by Robert Vaughan, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32882

Philip II, King of Spain

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32882

Philip II, King of Spain, by Robert Vaughan, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32884

Philip II, King of Spain

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32884

Philip II, King of Spain, after Unknown artist - NPG D24880

Philip II, King of Spain

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24880

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