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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : National Portrait Gallery, London : Room 1

Today we arrive National Portrait Gallery London – The Early Tudors, for our Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

The art in this gallery explores the genesis of the Tudor dynasty in the 15th century. Presented here are our top three works to see here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Katherine of Aragon, Circa 1520, by Unknown
2. king henry VII, 1505, by Unknown
3. Thomas Cranmer, 1545 – 1546, by Gerlach Flicke

Image credit for artworks : National Portrait Gallery, London

Some fun facts about the Museum : History of the Tudors

  • On 22nd August 1485, Henry Tudor defeated Richard III of England and thus began the reign of the Tudor dynasty in England. Subsequently, Henry was crowned Henry VII and married Elizabeth of York. He was known for bringing financial stability to the kingdom. The king’s second son, Henry VIII was successor to the throne.
  • After his older brother had died, Henry VIII married his sister-in-law. However, Katherine was unable to produce a male heir. So he tried to divorce her and marry Anne Boleyn instead, whom he was in love with. But, doing so went against the Roman Catholic Church. In order to have his own way in the matter, Henry set up the Church of England. Consequently, Protestant England came into being.
  • The Tudor era was marked with immense progress.

A Final Thought

This room at the National Portrait Gallery in London showcases the fascinating Tudor lineage. It traces the story of the dynasty, highlighting key persons who shaped the history of England. As well as underscoring important events that occurred during the time.


Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And also what you should see there.

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