Product images of Dick Whittington, Mayor of London
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Dick Whittington, Mayor of London
Dick Whittington was born around 1350 in Gloucester to William Whittington, Lord of Pauntley. When he was thirteen he was sent to London to be apprenticed to John Fitzwarren. Later he was to become the greatest merchant in medieval England. He supplied silks from Peking for the wedding dresses of the daughters of King Henry IV and also lent money to the king. He became Mayor of London three times, in 1397, 1407 and 1420. He is depicted with a cat. Below the portrait is an inscription in English proclaiming his many good works.
Original size: 182 mm x 112 mm
- Image reference: PU2303
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London