Wolsey tomb - Although he was seriously ill, Wolsey was forced to make the journey south. On the way back, too ill to travel any further, he stopped at Leicester Abbey, where he was accomodated and cared for. On 29th November 1530, Wolsey died "of a bloody flux". He was buried in Leicester Abbey, in a dignified way with a nice tomb and memorial, but not the grand monument Wolsey had planned. The King had bagged that.
Francis II ( François II) (B: Jan. 19,1544 – D: Dec. 5,1560) was aged 15 when he succeeded to the throne of France, after the accidental death of his father, King Henry II, in 1559. He reigned for 18 months before he died in December 1560. He was also King consort of Scotland (1558–1560) as the husband of Queen Mary I.
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A portrait of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex by Marcus Gheeraerts, 1596 . Robert, stepson of the Earl of Leicester, was the last favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. He was related to the Walsingham family by marriage, his wife being Frances Walsingham, daughter of Sir Francis, Elizabeth I's spymaster. He was executed for treason in 1601. BIO & Downfall: www.beingbess.blo...
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 ...
A letter from Princess Mary to her stepmother, Jane Seymour, dates from 1536, the year of Jane’s marriage to the king and the year when Mary and her father reconciled. Mary had previously refused to recognize Henry's annulment to her mother, her illegitimate state and his position as head of the Church of England. Within the letter Mary thanks Jane for interceding on her behalf and asks her to continue to speak well of her to the King, her father.
Frances Walsingham created and ran a network of spies for Elizabeth I. Apparently it was the most extensive network in Europe, and the envy of Elizabeth's counterparts on the continent. He was instrumental in finding (or creating?) the proof that Mary Queen of Scots was part of a plot to assassinate Elizabeth and put Mary on the throne of England.
Detail of a portrait of Sir Francis Walsingham, circa 1587, by John de Critz. NPG, London.
Painting depicting the visit of Erasmus and Thomas More to the royal Tudor nursery in the summer of 1499. From Left to Right: Margaret, queen consort of Scotland, aged 10, Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset in the arms of a nanny, Mary, Queen of France aged 3, Henry VIII, King of England then Duke of York aged 8. Absent Royal child was Arthur, Prince of Wales who was at Ludlow Castle at the time of the visit.
"Erasmus and Thomas More visits the children of Henry VII at Eltham Palace"-19th century painting
Lady Elizabeth FitzGerald, Countess of Lincoln (1527 – March 1590), "The Fair Geraldine", was an Irish noblewoman. She became the second wife of Sir Anthony Browne and later the third wife of English admiral Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln. She was the inspiration for "The Geraldine", a sonnet written by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. Elizabeth served as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I and was also a close friend of her's since childhood. (Portrait by Steven van der Meulen in 1560)
This painting is of Queen Elizabeth’s spy master, the ruthless Francis Walsingham. Walsingham ran a vast network of spies and secret informers, who helped bring about the execution of Elizabeth's arch rival, Mary Queen of Scots, and played a key role in the defeat of the Spanish Armada. But Elizabeth was strangely reluctant to fund his secret service, and Walsingham was forced to sink much of his personal wealth into the operation
Charles IX (27 June 1550 – 30 May 1574) was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1560 until his death. He ascended the throne of France upon the death of his brother Francis II.
Catherine Howard (1523-1542) was Queen of England & the 5th wife of King Henry VIII. They married in 1540 almost immediately after the annulment of his marriage to Anne of Cleves. However Catherine Howard was beheaded after less than two years of marriage to Henry on the grounds of treason for committing adultery while married to the King.
Catherine Howard (c. 1518–1524), Queen of England and fifth wife of Henry VIII.
Statue of Thomas More at the Ateneo Law School chapel -Pope Leo XIII beatified Thomas More,John Fisher and 52 other English Martyrs on 29 December 1886. Pope Pius XI canonised More and Fisher on 19 May 1935,and More's feast day was established as 9 July.In 1970,following post-Vatican II reforms,the Catholic calendar of saints celebrates More and Fisher jointly with St John Fisher on 22 June (the date of Fisher's execution).
MEDALLION OF SAINT THOMAS MORE - In total there were six burned at the stake for heresy during More's chancellorship: Thomas Hitton, Thomas Bilney, Richard Bayfield, John Tewkesbery, Thomas Dusgate, and James Bainham.:299–306 More's influential role in the burning of Tyndale is reported by Moynahan.
Juana of Castile (1479-1555) was the older sister of Catherine of Aragon. She was the mother of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and the grandmother of Philip II of Spain, the husband of Mary I. Philip also sent a proposal of marriage to Mary’s sister, Elizabeth I, after Mary’s death; and Charles V was engaged to Mary briefly in her childhood, but the contract was broken off. Juana is best known for her obsession with her husband, Philip I of Castile, and for her madness after his death in 1506.
Juana of Castile (1479-1555) was the older sister of Catherine of Aragon. She was the mother of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and the grandmother of Philip II of Spain, the husband of Mary I. Philip also sent a proposal of marriage to Mary’s sister, Elizabeth I, after Mary’s death; and Charles V was engaged to Mary briefly in her childhood, but the contract was broken off.