Edwardus D.G. Angl: Fran: & Hibern. Rex.
Rare & scarce mezzotint, with large margins on 3 sides. Plate 147 x 95mm. 5¾ x 3¾". Trimmed to plate along lower edge, slight creases.
Portrait of Edward VI standing in full robes, before an alcove. 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.
[Ref: 24327] £220.00