Anne Boleyn Commending the Princess Elizabeth to the Care of Matthew Parker Anne Boleyn standing in front of a portrait of Henry VIII, holding a prayer book, talking to Matthew Parker, kneeling at left, kissing the hand of Princess Elizabeth; two young women watching from behind a half-open door in background at left.
The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.
Gemstone brooch of Catherine Howard. Lovestruck with his very young bride, Henry VIII spent more money on jewels and gifts for her than on any of his other four wives. The French ambassador wrote: "the King is so amorous of her that he cannot treat her [Catherine] well enough, and caresses her more than he did the others." In return, Catherine was caring and affectionate to her much older husband. Initially, Henry refused to believe that Catherine was guilty of any indiscretions.
The Tudor kitchen at Hampton Court Palace, set up as if in 1542
the TUDOR TUTOR
Lettice Knollys, great-niece of Anne Boleyn, Granddaughter of Mary Boleyn Laetitia Knollys, Countess of Essex and Leicester (November 1543 - 25 December 1634), normally referred to as Lettice Knollys, was born in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire. She was the mother of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth I's famous courtier. In her second marriage, Lettice Knollys was wife to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester Elizabeth I's favorite. Elizabeth hated her for it.
Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex (1st husband Walter Devereaux), then Countess of Leicester (2nd husband Robert Dudley). The marriage of her cousin to her favorite so enraged the Queen she banished then both from court, relenting only for Dudley, her favorite. Lettice she ever referred to as the 'she-wolf'.