Henry VIII Remembered

Past display archive
20 December 2008 - 12 July 2009

Room 16


King Henry VIII
by Cornelis Metsys (Massys)
NPG D24929

Today's visual image of Henry VIII, who came to the throne 500 years ago in 1509, has been heavily influenced by Holbein's magnificent portraits. This display looks at lesser-known printed images of the king, dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and also includes portrait prints of some of those involved in the key events of his reign.