Edwardus Sextus Angliae Galliae & Hiberniae Rex.Natus 12 Octob 1537. Regnare cepit, 28. January 1547. Obijt 6.to July 1553.
[Richard Chiswell.] [n.d. c.1681.]
Engraving, paper watermarked. 235 x 152mm (9¼ x 6"). Small tear into upper edge, trimmed.
Edward VI (1537-1553), the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. He lived a very short life, and on his death bed he and his council drew up a "Devise for the Succession", attempting to prevent the country being returned to Catholicism. In light of this, Edward named his cousin Lady Jane Grey as his heir. This was however disputed following his death and Jane was deposed by Mary within 13 days, who reversed Edward's Protestant reforms. Illustration to Gilbert Burnet's 'History of the Reformation'.
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