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The face of Royalty

George VI Great Seal, reverse, 1948. The National Archives reference: HO 125/16.

George VI Great Seal, obverse, 1948. The National Archives reference: HO 125/16.

George V Great seal, obverse, 1923. The National Archives reference HO124/41.

George V Great seal, reverse 1923. The National Archives reference HO124/41.

The first Great Seal of James I, obverse, 1603- 1605, SC 13/N4.

The National Archives online lessons: Elizabethan Propaganda How did England try to show Spain planned to invade in 1588? Image from Coram Rege Rolls, 1589 (KB 27/1309/2).

Second Great Seal of Elizabeth I. SC13/N3). In this workshop, students visit the Archives in Kew to examine some of Elizabeth I's speeches and letters, in order to find out more about the personality of this formidable monarch.

Mary Queen of Scots seal, obverse, 1551,The National Archives reference: SC13/I37.

Mary Queen of Scots seal, reverse, 1551, The National Archives reference: SC13/I37.

Detail from the Coram Rege Rolls of Henry VIII,1542- 1543. The National Archives reference: KB 27/1124.

Detail from the Coram Rege Rolls of Henry VIII,1541- 1542. The National Archives reference: KB27/1119.