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Tudor monarchs' treasured possessions to go on display at Portrait Gallery

Elizabeth I's locket ring ~ 1575 ~ secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn ~ 1575

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Henry VIII, Changed the course of England with his lust. from the historical figures of Britain series by George Stuart

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Culture & Civilization of English Speaking Countries II: The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of thier reign

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from Telegraph.co.uk

The Tudors as we've never seen them before

After seven years' research, the National Portrait Gallery has revealed what the Tudor monarchs really looked like – and it's fascinating, says Alastair Smart

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The Marriage of Henry Tudor (Henry VII) and Elizabeth of York united the feuding houses of York and Lancaster (for the most part).

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Hunting Sword used by Henry VIII. Hunting was viewed as "an essential mark of a gentleman and...was valued as a test of courage, strength, and agility..." (Tudor England: An Encyclopedia, 327). It became a main "pastyme" of the Tudor monarchs, especially Henry VIII. Bows and arrows, crossbows, and even guns were used when hunting. Another weapon yielded was the hunting dog.

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An early portrait of Elizabeth, when she was a teenager. Pay particular attention to the pendant on her necklace, and see another pin on this board showing a modern replica of it.

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This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

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