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January 28, 2014

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Edward VI, Henry VIII’s son by his third wife, Jane Seymour, was Henry’s only legitimate male child to survive infancy. This is a copy of a portrait painted shortly before Edward became king at the age of nine. Portraits were often copied as monarchs sat to be painted only rarely. Wealthy families hung portraits of members of the Tudor dynasty in their homes to show their loyalty.

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