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Bess of Hardwick/Elizabeth I: "The Hardwick Portrait", c1599, by Nicholas Hilliard and his workshop was commissioned by Bess of Hardwick. Bess also embroidered the skirt the queen is wearing in the portrait. The elaborate design includes flowers, sea serpents, and dragons. The painting can be viewed still at Hardwick Hall.
Letter from Princess Mary to Jane Seymour, 1536 A letter from Princess Mary (Henry VIII’s daughter) to her stepmother Jane Seymour (third wife of Henry VIII). Dates to 1536, the year of Jane’s marriage to the king and when Mary and her father reconciled after she initially refused to recognise his first annulment, her illegitimate state and his position as head of the Church of England. Within the letter Mary thanks Jane for her aid and asks her to continue to speak well of her
Anne Boleyn attired for a Court Masque, as St. Barbara, by Holbein. The artist was not only Court Painter to Henry VIII.,but he as well designed many of the costumes, props and settings, for the Masques so well loved by Henry and his Court.