Portrait of the Day: Charles I & Henrietta Maria

Past event archive
12 November 2017, 12:30

Room 5


  • Talks and Lectures

King Charles I
by Daniel Mytens
NPG 1246

Henrietta Maria
by Unknown artist, background by Hendrik van Steenwyck
circa 1635
NPG 1247

The youngest daughter of Henry IV of France and Marie de MediciI, Henrietta Maria married Charles I in 1625, her Catholicism alienated many of her English subjects. She gave strong, loving support to Charles I during his troubles, and practical assistance during the Civil War by personally bringing munitions from France, and pawning her jewellery to raise funds.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.