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King Richard II

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 16th century
23 3/4 in. x 18 in. (603 mm x 457 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 565

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  • King Richard II (1367-1400), Reigned 1377-99. Sitter associated with 34 portraits.

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Linked publicationsback to top

  • Cooper, Tarnya, Searching for Shakespeare, 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 29 May 2006), p. 160
  • Cooper, Tarnya, Searching for Shakespeare (hardback), 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 29 May 2006), p. 160
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 519
  • Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 260

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Henry VII meets Philip the Fair of Burgundy at Calais to confirm the resolution of trade disputes with the Netherlands and to discuss dynastic marriages for Prince Henry, later Henry VIII, and Princess Mary, later Queen of France.

Art and science

Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sail to Brazil, and claims the land for Portugal.
William Caxton's successor, Wynkyn de Worde, establishes a printing press in Fleet Street, London. The area becomes synonymous with printing.

International

Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon agree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them at the Treaty of Granada

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