Henry ye VIIIth. King of England, France & Ireland.
Cum privilegio Regis. Sold by E. Cooper at the 3 Pigeons in Bedford Street. [n.d. c.1720.]
Mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. A fine impression. Image 344 x 247mm. 13½ x 9¾mm. Cut to the image. Some staining to the corners and damage.
Henry VIII (1491-1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was also Lord of Ireland and claimant to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII. Henry VIII was a significant figure in the history of the English monarchy. Although in the great part of his reign he brutally suppressed the influence of the Protestant Reformation in England, a movement having some roots with John Wycliffe in the 14th century, he is more popularly known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Henry's struggles with Rome ultimately led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and establishing himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
[Ref: 12797] £150.00