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Edward VI, c. 1550, by William Scrots (ca.1537-1554) Musée du Louvre. The painting was sent to the French court in 1552.
Edward VI. This portrait is an obvious attempt to link Edward, the only legitimate son of Henry VIII, to his father. That pose is unmistakable. Unfortunately, Edward died while he was still a teenager, so he never had the chance to develop the mature confidence that he's (probably) feigning here.
Jane Seymour, age 29, third wife of Henry VIII, and mother of his only surviving legitimate son, Edward VI. (By both 16th century and modern standards, Jane wasn't a very pretty woman, but she was docile - or acted so - and worked to reunite Henry with his two older children, Mary and Elizabeth, who had both been declared bastards once their father ended his marriages to their mothers. She lived only two weeks after her son was born, most likely dying from childbed fever, an infection of the ...