Henry VIII at the NPG

The National Portrait Gallery in London has an exhibition on ‘Henry VIII Remembered’ which features lesser-known printed images of the king, dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and also includes portrait prints of some of those involved in the key events of his reign.

The display is on until 12 July 2009 and can be seen in Room 16 of the Gallery. Admission is free.

The NPG is also offering events to accompany the exhibition including free showings of the classic film A Man for All Seasons, Dir. F. Zinnemann, 1966, (120 mins) on 15 February at 15:00 and 26 February at 19:00 in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. This classic Oscar-winning film tells the story of the struggle between Henry VIII and his Chancellor Sir Thomas More, who resisted the King’s attempts to break from the Roman Catholic Church and divorce his first wife.

For more related events and an online sample of the exhibition visit the NPG website: http://www.npg.org.uk.