crown of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII and mother of Mary I, inside the Duomo Treasury in Palermo

Byzantine kamelaukion, crown of Constance, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Sicily and wife of Frederick II.

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.

Penshurst Place, Kent - the huge medieval Baron's Hall. The original medieval house is one of the most complete examples of domestic architecture in England surviving in its original location.

St. Edwards Crown - Anne Boleyn is the only consort, before or since, to have been crowned with the St Edward crown, which is reserved for the actual monarch. On 1 June 1533, Anne was anointed, then this crown was placed on her, a spectre of gold was placed in her right hand, and a rod of ivory was placed in her left hand. She was basically crowned as regnant.

Edwards Crown - Anne Boleyn is the only consort, before or since, to have been crowned with the St Edward crown, which is reserved for the actual monarch. I know she was crowned as a regent would have been.

Henry VIII's palaces - Another Tudor Palace, Knole in Kent, gives an even better sense of the period. Henry was “ultra-fashionable” and his palaces were the most stylish in northern Europe.

Henry VIII's palaces - Henry VIII's palaces - Another Tudor Palace, Knole in Kent, gives an even better sense of the period. Henry was “ultra-fashionable” and his palaces were the most stylish in northern Europe.

Anne of Cleves House - authentically furnished kitchen and the garden which uses traditional plants and Tudor planting schemes

Anne of Cleves House - authentically furnished kitchen and the garden which uses traditional plants and Tudor planting schemes. An ad for the museum - djc

Bedroom at Thornbury Castle. Yes, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn really did stay at the castle! (Six Wives of Henry VIII 2013)

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn stayed at this castle. (Six Wives of Henry VIII

Dear King Henry VIII,...

Dear King Henry VIII, has it ever occurred to you that you may be the problem?

Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire England, The present structure was built in the 15th century. Queen Catherine Parr (1512-1548) the sixth wife of King Henry VIII is buried in the castle's Chapel

Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire England, UK - The present structure was built in the century. Queen Catherine Parr the sixth wife of King Henry VIII, is buried in the castle's Chapel.

A gift from Elizabeth I to Queen Katharine Parr, Henry VIII's last wife.  Elizabeth's embroidery of her translation of the French poem The Mirror of the Sinful Soul, 1544  It is bound in blue cloth and embroidered with silver thread. Katharine Parr's initials appear in the center of the cover.

Elizabeth's embroidery of her translation of the French poem The Mirror of the Sinful Soul, 1544 It is bound in blue cloth and embroidered with silver thread. Katharine Parr's initials appear in the center of the cover.

Katherine of Valois - Wife of Henry V, mother of Henry VI. Later she was wed with Owen Tudor and became mother to Edmund, Jasper, Margaret, Catherine and Tasinda Tudor. So she was a paternal grandmother of Henry VII

Katherine of Valois - Wife of Henry V, mother of Henry VI. Later she was wed Owen Tudor and became mother to Edmund, Jasper, Margaret, Catherine and Tasinda Tudor. So she was a paternal grandmother of Henry VII

London Bridge in the late 16th Century showing Nonsuch House and the broad starlings which caused treacherous rapids between the bridge's 20 culverts

Aha, so this is what it looked like. London Bridge in the late Century showing Nonsuch House and the broad starlings which caused treacherous rapids between the bridge's 20 culverts

Henry VIII shown on a visit to his son Prince Edward, who was raised away from court from an early age. The prince, born in 1537, is seen in a walking frame.

Henry VIII shown on a visit to his son Prince Edward, who was raised away from court from an early age. The prince, born in is seen in a walking frame.

Katherine’s Cross was erected in the 18th century to commemorate the time that Katherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, was kept under house arrest at Ampthill Castle in 1533. This is the site of Ampthill Castle, and also where the ‘Golden Hare’ was buried as detailed in Kit Williams book ‘Masquerade’

Katherine’s Cross, Millbrook, Bedfordshire - erected in the century to commemorate the time that Katherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, was kept under house arrest at Ampthill Castle in 1533

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