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Portrait of King Henry VIII ca.1590.

The eight Royal Beasts in the newly designed Tudor Garden at Hampton court Palace have been painted and gilded with modern paints to replicate as nearly as possible the heraldic colours of Tudor england in honor of Henry VIII's coronation in 1509. The contrast of bright colors against the weatherworn brick is visually and historically confusing. The methods for identifying the proper colors used 500 years ago made of unstable materials is a fascinating study of science, history and creativity.

Anne Boleyn was executed within the walls of the Tower on May 19, 1536. She was granted special dispensation to be beheaded by an expert French swordsman, and is buried in the chapel of St Peter ad Vincula inside the Tower of London. Film-still taken from National Geographic's 'Bloody Tales of the Tower' DVD.

Queen Elizabeth I.

Royal Collection - Victorian Miniatures

Shield of Edward IV in his capacity as knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece (c. 1481)

Catherine Parr by Anonymous, 16th century. Katherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. She had a caring and motherly nature, was very well educated for a women of her time and was really smart. Henry was 51-years-old when they married; she was 31 (just 4 years older than Mary, Henry´s daughter, who became a good friend of her) Birth: 1512 Married: 12 July 1543 Widowed: 28 January 1547 Died: 5 September 1548 after giving birth to her first child, a girl named Mary.

Queen Elizabeth I's tomb, Westminster Abbey.

I have the heart and stomach of a king

Elizabeth I in extreme old age, circa 1600

What happened to Mary Seymour?

Mysterious Mary, the queen’s daughter

Sir Francis Knollys, husband of Catherine Carey, daughter of Mary Boleyn

A jacket once belonging to Queen Elizabeth I.

Queen Elizabeth I

Anne Boylen and Henry The Eighth

King Henry VII, father of Henry VIII and Arthur, Prince of Wales

Tudor History Photo: Henry VII

Anne Boleyn - kings-and-queens Photo

Kings and Queens Photo: Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn's Clock

King James VI of Scotland inherited the kingship as an infant when Mary abdicated in 1567. Regents governed in his name during his minority, which ended in 1581. When Queen Elizabeth died childless in 1603, James VI of Scotland also became James I of England, uniting the crowns of the two countries for the first time in history.

Sampler Girl blog: Statue of Elizabeth I at the Elizabethan Gardens in Outer Banks, NC.

The Sampler Girl's Blog: Elizabethan Gardens

The tomb of Nefertari, QV66 is one of the largest in the Valley of the Queens, Egypt.

Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (c. 20 July 1385 – 5 August 1415) was the second son of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, and Isabella of Castile. At the age of thirty he was beheaded for his part in the Southampton plot, a conspiracy against King Henry V. He was the father of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and the grandfather of King Edward IV and King Richard III.

The Queen's Stairs, Tower of London. From this interesting article about the arrival of Anne Boleyn at the Tower onthetudortrail.c...

Anne Boleyn’s Arrival at the Tower of London

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn Full BBC Documentary 2013

Elizabeth of Valois - eldest daughter of Henry II of France & Catherine de' Medici. Her father insisted she shared her bedroom w/ her future sister-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots. She had to give precedence to Mary –a crowned queen. The 2 would remain close friends the rest of their lives. Though her sister Margaret & Mary of Scots were prettier, she was still considered attractive. She married to Philip II of Spain. Philip was enchanted by his 14 yr old bride & gave up his mistress.

Catherine of Aragon was born on the 16th December 1485 and was the youngest surviving child of the Spanish Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. It is interesting to note that she had a strong claim to the English throne as she was descended from John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and son of Edward III.

The Marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

A letter written and signed by Queen Elizabeth I, dated Oct. 31, 1584, in which she criticizes her rival in remarks intended to be shown or read to the Scottish queen, Mary Stuart. Among her observations, the English monarch writes of Mary’s “sundry hard and daungerous coorses heald towardes us.”

Rare Elizabeth I letters up for auction