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Reginald Pole

(1500-1558), Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury

Sitter associated with 28 portraits
The great-nephew of Richard III, and therefore of royal blood, Pole was favoured by Henry VIII. However, rather than accept Henry as head of the English Church, he chose exile abroad. While in exile he was appointed a cardinal in 1536 and was considered for papal office in 1549. Under Mary he returned to England as Archbishop of Canterbury but arguably failed to fully restore the country to Catholicism.

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Unknown man engraved as Reginald Pole, by Nicolas de Larmessin III, after  Sebastiano del Piombo - NPG D40292

Unknown man engraved as Reginald Pole

by Nicolas de Larmessin III, after Sebastiano del Piombo
line engraving, circa 1729-1740
NPG D40292

Reginald Pole, by Philip Simms, after  Robert White - NPG D42317

Reginald Pole

by Philip Simms, after Robert White
line engraving, published 1731
NPG D42317

Reginald Pole, by William Maddocks, published by  W. Herbert, and published by  Edward Wedlake Brayley, after  Unknown artist - NPG D40293

Reginald Pole

by William Maddocks, published by W. Herbert, and published by Edward Wedlake Brayley, after Unknown artist
hand-coloured stipple engraving printed in black and red, published 1 May 1805
NPG D40293

Reginald Pole, by William Maddocks, published by  W. Herbert, and published by  Edward Wedlake Brayley, after  Unknown artist - NPG D40294

Reginald Pole

by William Maddocks, published by W. Herbert, and published by Edward Wedlake Brayley, after Unknown artist
hand-coloured stipple engraving printed in black and red, published 1 May 1805
NPG D40294

Reginald Pole, by Robert Dunkarton, after  Sebastiano del Piombo - NPG D3932

Reginald Pole

by Robert Dunkarton, after Sebastiano del Piombo
mezzotint, published 1815
NPG D3932

Reginald Pole, by Charles Picart, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  Harold Crease, after  Unknown artist - NPG D40296

Reginald Pole

by Charles Picart, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Harold Crease, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 20 July 1816
NPG D40296

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