"Marriage Deed for Jane Seymour to Henry VIII, c.1536. Currently located in Wiltshire History Centre. Wiltshire is where Wolfhall, Jane's family home, was located. Jane's Phoenix badge can be seen to the right of the Tudor Rose and left of the Fleur de lis."
"The United Kingdom same-sex marriage vote passed 400-175 on February 5th, 2013. Love is a human right, not a heterosexual privilege."
This almost life-size portrait of Queen Elizabeth I in the Long Gallery at Hardwick Hall, is thought to be by Nicholas Hilliard c.1592. The portrait was commissioned by Bess of Hardwick who reputedly embroidered the Queen's dress with serpents, sea monsters and assorted flora. © Copyright Richard Croft
Henry VIII's coffin Sketch of the vault containing the coffins of Henry VIII, Charles I and Jane Seymour by Alfred Young Nutt, 1888. The coffin on the left is Charles I’s; in the middle, Henry VIII’s on the right, Jane Seymour’s. The vault is suited below a stone marking the site that is placed in the centre of the Quire in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The vault was opened in 1813 with the Prince Regent (later George IV) present. A contemporary account describes the event. Accordi...
In this graffiti in the Salt Tower, the “E” within the heart stands for Elizabeth Tudor. The grafitti was carved by Giovanni Battista Castiglione, Italian tutor to Elizabeth from 1544 onward, and was imprisoned in the Tower by Queen Mary I in 1556. He survived, and upon Elizabeth's accession to the throne in 1558, Castiglione was made a Groom of the Privy Chamber, a position he held until right before his death.
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, was the son of King Henry VIII of England and his teenage mistress, Elizabeth (Bessie) Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring whom Henry acknowledged. He was born in 1519, and married Lady Mary Howard at the age of 14. He died childless in 1536 when he was just 17.
A close-up of the tomb effigy of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester from his tomb in St. Mary's Church, Warwickshire. Image from Peterinlille on Flickr.