Those Crazy Tudors!
Yep, I'm nuts about those crazy Tudors! This is my favorite period of history - the fashions, the characters, the places, I love it all!
This very rare image of the ‘nine day Queen’ by Lucas de Heere was owned by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Lady Jane is shown as a girl in her family home of Bradgate, in Leicestershire, before her ascension to the throne. Caught up in the scheming of various factions at court, the teenaged Lady Jane was used as a puppet to block the claims of the Catholic Mary Tudor. Ousted from the throne, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London in 1554.
Lady Jane Grey portrait » Spencer of Althorp
Slap-soled shoes belonging to Frances Walsingham, lady in waiting to Elizabeth I, and daughter of her spymaster, Francis Walsingham. Though the shoes belong to a Canadian collector, they are considered so important to British history that they have to be returned to England
To my mind, the rumor that Anne Boleyn has got 6 fingers, is a fiction. In that era 6 fingers on a hand meant that person was famous with witchcraft. Henry VIII was a faithful man and as many others was afraid of witches or warlocks. He would never fall in love or marry a witch not only by his own solution but under the certain pressure of his court and church.
Anne Boleyn's Book of Hours at Hever Castle
Funny? It after all is a gift tag for celebrating the so called birth of a baby that is slated to be torchered and killed as part of some odd plan to reward sinning bad men with heaven when they die. FORGIVENESS? If you would do as Henry did now you say G-d did? "Why have you forsaken me? Might be a question one of henrys wives asked.
Known historically as 'Juana la loca', Juana of Castile, sister to Catherine of Aragon (first wife of Henry VIII). She became Queen regnant of Castile upon the death of her mother Isabella I. Her father & husband more than likely conspired to have her declared insane (thus unfit to rule) due to her flair for dramatic outburts. Upon the death of her husband, she went into lifetime mourning, locked in a tower by her son for the rest of her life (still being the Queen of Castile until her death).