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.
Queen Elizabeth I's pearl and ruby necklace. Historians say it's possible that the pearls may have belonged originally to her mother, Anne Boleyn.
The cover of one of Henry VIII's books. This is purple velvet and embroidered motifs.
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.
'The Queen Elizabeth Oak' in Greenwich Park. According to tradition, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn used to come to this tree. Photo by Lara E. Eakins
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.
Anne Boleyn's arms 'are among the most complex ever devised and reflect the king's desire to enhance the status of his new wife. The design incorporates the arms of several English and French noble families, and a motif of interlocking initials, H and A.'
From Selene's Fashion Tren Board....this board is a mix of Eras............Black and Royal Blue Tudor Gown with French Hood. 1540s
The Tudor kitchen at Hampton Court Palace, set up as if in 1542
the TUDOR TUTOR
"I love the Tudor Era because of its dark history, since they never hid the Dark that was within them"
"Anne Boleyn was a strong, intelligent, and ambitious revolutionary. I admire her so much" As do I, though most disagree.
"I wish I could go back in time and see all of this first hand"
Which Tudor Queen Are You? [A Women's History Quiz] - half queen elizabeth I and half anne boylen. seems appropriate.
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'.
Lettice Knollys, cousin/frenemy of Elizabeth I, great niece of Anne Boleyn, granddaughter of Mary Boleyn. died at 91, a daily exerciser, having outlived all of her children. Elizabeth I once called Knollys a "she wolf." Hellz yea