King Edward VI.From an Original in Kensington Palace.
Engraving. 292 x 178mm. 11½ x 7" Trimmed and laid on Album sheet.
Portrait of Edward VI set into a rectangular frame with a surrounding composition alluding to his life. Illustration to Paul de Rapin-Thoyras, 'The History of England'. King Edward VI (1537-1553) was son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. Scholarly and firmly Protestant, he ruled during his minority with the help of a council, but was dominated first by the Duke of Somerset as Lord Protector, and later by the Duke of Northumberland. The latter induced Edward to will the crown of Lady Jane Grey, in order to ensure the Protestant succession.
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