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King Henry VIII

(1491-1547), Reigned 1509-47

Sitter associated with 98 portraits
Henry VIII succeeded his father Henry VII to the throne in 1509. He is well known for his six marriages, and for ordering the dissolution of religious houses which took place between 1535-39. Aided by his ministers, Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell, his reign was characterised by ambition abroad and ruthlessness at home, firmly establishing the Tudor family as the ruling dynasty in England. His quest for a male heir and a divorce from his first wife Katherine of Aragon, led to his establishing himself as head of the Church in England in place of the Pope in 1535.

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King Henry VIII, by John Faber Jr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24140

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Jr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24140

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24142

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24142

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr - NPG D24143

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24143

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D24151

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24151

King Henry VIII, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24155

King Henry VIII

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24155

King Henry VIII, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D24160

King Henry VIII

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D24160

King Henry VIII, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D24161

King Henry VIII

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D24161

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D24162

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24162

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D30031

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D30031

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D30032

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D30032

King Henry VIII, by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg) - NPG D9459

King Henry VIII

by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg)
line engraving, probably early 18th century
NPG D9459

King Henry VIII, by Gerard Valck, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D24163

King Henry VIII

by Gerard Valck, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1707
NPG D24163

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9258

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, 1712
NPG D9258

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24141

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, 1714
NPG D24141

The Sovereigns of England, part 2, by John Carwitham, printed and published by  Richard Caldwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG D34142

The Sovereigns of England, part 2

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34142

King Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer, by Philip Simms - NPG D9464

King Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer

by Philip Simms
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D9464

King Henry VIII, by Johann David Schleuen - NPG D24147

King Henry VIII

by Johann David Schleuen
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D24147

King Henry VIII, by James Hulett, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24148

King Henry VIII

by James Hulett, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D24148

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