British and Royal Families
I love the British Royal Family and I occasionally post about other Royal families.
EdwardVI;2-20-1547Henry VIIIs only legitimate son,Prince Edward,born during his marriage to Jane Seymour,is crowned Edward VI.Henry VIII was buried&4 days later 9yr old Edward was crowned,the 1st coronation in England for 40 yrs.Ceremonies were shortened because the“tedious length which should weary the King’s majesty,being yet of tender xn--age-9o0a.At the coronation Archbishop Cranmer affirmed the royal supremacy him to continue the reformation of the Church.Edward lived only 6yrs,dying@15 yrs of age.
This box was almost certainly made in the court workshops of Henry VIII, who reigned from 1509 to 1547. It is lined with leather, which is painted with the heraldic badges of Henry and his first queen, Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), and the royal coat of arms. c 1525, Walnut and oak, lined with painted and gilded leather and silk velvet, later shagreen (possibly sharkskin) outer covering - V & A
Margaret of Anjou (French: Marguerite d'Anjou) (23 March 1430 – 25 August 1482) was the wife of King Henry VI of England. As such, she was Queen consort of England from 1445 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. She also claimed to be Queen consort of France from 1445 to 1453. Born in the Duchy of Lorraine, into the House of Valois-Anjou, Margaret was the second eldest daughter of René I of Naples and Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine.
Prince Leopold: “Is the Ugliest” Prince Leopold was the eighth child and fourth son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Leopold inherited the disease haemophilia from his mother and was a delicate child. Evidence suggests that he also suffered mildly from epilepsy, like his grand-nephew Prince John. Anyway, his mother thought he was hideous and had no qualms about sharing her feelings, as is evident in various letters and journal entries of her’s: “Leopold…is the ugliest.
Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (13 November 1801 – 14 December 1873) was a Princess of Bavaria and later Queen consort of Prussia.
Ileana of Roumania, Archduchess of Austria. Born: 1909 Daughter of: King Ferdinand of Roumania & Marie of Edinburgh/Coburg. Diamond and sapphire tiara originally belonging to Grand Duchess Vladimir, and given to her by her mother - this was eventually sold when the princess was in exile in the USA in the 1950s. The central sapphire weighs 125 carats.
A surviving slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake, preserved since 1840, was put on display at Windsor Castle in 2007. Librarian Jane Roberts noted that it seemed “mummified rather than actually decayed.” The box was one of thousands distributed as souvenirs: “Victoria was related to all the royal families of Europe,” and, apparently “all would have expected a piece.”