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Mary Queen of Scots c.1561-1567 hair still in the French style after returning to Scotland

"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.

Queen Mary’s Diamond Riviere. The breathtaking diamond Riviere was comprised of 24 old-cut diamonds set in glitters of gold and silver.

A Stytch in Tyme: rare 16th c. needlework portrait depicting Elizabeth I in a true, contemporary Garden of English Eden...

oh my! Henry VIII Cap of Maintainance Waterford Treasure Museum in Ireland - the only remaining piece of clothing left actually worn by the famous king

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.

Medieval knights pose at a car park in Leicester, England 9|12|12 guarding a skeleton believed to be medieval king Richard III. (France24).

The Mitford girls. British upper class sisters who were known for their beauty, exploits and unfortunately making some very bad decisions. Their family history is fascinating.