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For some time before 1592, Arbella Stuart was considered one of the natural candidates for succession to the English crown, after her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I However, between the end of 1592 and the spring of 1593, the influential Cecils, Elizabeth's Secretaries of State (Lord Burghley and his son Sir Robert Cecil) turned their attention away from Arbella towards James VI of Scotland.

© The Tudor Tutor --- One problem that Spain encountered was the chilly water conditions around Scotland and the north of England. Well-played, Your Majesty.

This unusual portrait of Elizabeth was painted in 1565, making her 32 years old. The entire portrait including the frame is from one block of wood. This portrait became known in 1994 when it was offered for sale. It depicts the Queen with a jeweled caul which was Italian fashion at the time. Unknown artist but painted in England.

Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), with commentary

Image from our new permanent exhibition - The Life and Times of Anne Boleyn - looking at three stages of Anne's life at Hever Castle Image 3: Reading a love letter from Henry VIII

Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley and his brother Charles Stewart, Earl of Lennox 1563

Hatfield House, UK. This is where the young Elizabeth I found out that she had become Queen


© The Tudor Tutor -Probably the "Christmas" of the Tudor-execution-anniversary dates -- Poor Anne!

Pretty much. © The Tudor Tutor

Penshurst Place, Kent - the huge medieval Baron's Hall. This is where Anne of Cleves lived after annulment from her marriage to King Henry VIII. The original medieval house is one of the most complete examples of 14th-century domestic architecture in England surviving in its original location.

The Blairs Memorial Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots was deliberately painted as a piece of political and religious propaganda to promote her death as a Catholic martyr.

In pictures: Mary, Queen of Scots

Secrets Of The Virgin Queen (a contentious look at the body of Elizabeth I)

Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace

Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace - a photo on Flickriver

The Evolution of the Ruff, 1560s-1590s

Historical Accuracy Reincarnated

Lady Frances Howard, Countess of Kildare, daughter of Catherine Carey, granddaughter of Henry Carey, great-granddaughter of Mary Boleyn

Tomb of Arthur, Prince of Wales, elder son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. At Worchester Cathedral.

BURIALS of the Tudors - The Tudors Wiki

The interior of Beauchamp Chapel at St. Mary's Church, Warwick. Robert Dudley and his second wife, Lettice Knollys, are buried on the left, and his brother, Ambrose Dudley, is buried in the foreground on the right.

Tintern Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII. The Abbey is 881 years old.

Because you know how it really went down. © The Tudor Tutor