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Explore 'Henry VIII' introduction

This is a very famous person, King Henry VIII. The portrait was painted in around 1537 by a pupil or follower of the famous painter Hans Holbein the Younger. It is a large painting - 239cm x 134.5cm.

There are 5 clues to interpret - see how many you can spot on the first go. At any point you can click on a quarter of the image to zoom in on that quarter. Click again to zoom back out.

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