[King Henry III]

Method Copper engraving
Artist [Anonymous]
Published [London, 1618]
Dimensions Image 90 x 79 mm, Sheet 102 x 79 mm
Notes A half length portrait of King Henry III holding an orb in his right hand and a sceptre in his left, he wears a crown, and a fur lined robe, with the inscription "King Henry the 3, Was Croune at the age of 9 yeres the 28 October 1216....." This is a print from John Taylor's Briefe Remembrance of All the English Monarchs, from the Normans Conquest until this present.

King Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John "Lackland" as King of England, reigning for fifty-six years from 1216 to his death. His contemporaries knew him as Henry of Winchester. He was the first child king in England since the reign of Ethelred the Unready. Despite his long reign, his personal accomplishments were slim and he was a political and military failure. England, however, prospered during his century and his greatest monument is Westminster, which he made the seat of his government and where he expanded the abbey as a shrine to Edward the Confessor.

Hind 140 I, O'Dononghue 12

Condition: Trimmed within the platemark
Framing unmounted
Price £25.00
Stock ID 44711