Pierre Terrail LeVieux, seigneur de Bayard (1473-1524), known as the Chevalier de Bayard; Bayard being presented to Henry VIII (1491-1547) after his defeat and subsequent capture. By Christopher Hare, pub. 1911 (colour litho), Cole, Herbert (1867-1930) / Private Collection / The Stapleton Collection / Bridgeman Images
Hugh Latimer presenting the Bible to King Henry VIII, from 'Old England's Worthies' by Lord Brougham and others, published London, c.1880s (colour litho), English School, (19th century) / Private Collection / Ken Welsh / Bridgeman Images
Valor Ecclesiasticus from 1535 (E 344/22), was a valuation of the wealth of the Church in England and Wales. It was written in Latin and has illuminated portraits depicting Henry VIII enthroned, surrounded by his courtiers, and in his middle years. This survey provided important information for Henry, who had by this stage appointed himself as Head of the English Church. It preceded his major initiative involving the dissolution of more than 800 monasteries which began a year later in 1536.
Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn - detail from 'The Banquet of Henry VIII in York Place' (Whitehall Palace) (painted in 1832). The artist, James Stephanoff (1788-1874) was the son of a Russian stage designer who settled in London. Stephanoff became the official 'Historical Painter in Watercolors' to King William IV.