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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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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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A portrait of Henry VII., first of the Tudor Monarchs. At the beginning of his reign in 1485, fashion was still in the style of the Medieval.

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Performing Selfhood: The Costumed Body as a Lite of Mediation Between Life, Art and the Theatre in the English Renaissance

Elizabeth in a French Farthingale - notice how the skirt does not go all the way to the floor, but goes to the ankle. She has a standing ruff, conch, fan, and slashed shoes as well.

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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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A list of English monarchs--a reference for writers and readers

TudorHistory.org--a very solid amateur site with some excellent links to other online resources.

Coronation portrait of Elizabeth I. She wore her hair loose probably to prove to the masses as she rode through the streets, on her way to her coronation, that she was Henry's daughter (he was well-known for his red hair), and therefore not a bastard as had been alleged during her mother's time. She was 26, already tested by many plots, an imprisonment and threats against her life. Yet she persevered and became England's most successful and famous monarch.

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Timeline of the British Monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. This is an enormous timeline of the British Monarchs from 1066 to the present day. The dates of the reigns of each monarch are included with each name and photo. Additional individuals are on the timeline as necessary to show how the line of succession reached a particular monarch.

Timeline of the British Monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II

Timeline of the British Monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. This is an enormous timeline of the British Monarchs from 1066 to the present day. The dates of the reigns of each monarch are included with each name and photo. Additional individuals are on the timeline as necessary to show how the line of succession reached a particular monarch.

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Elizabeth I of England | portrait of Elizabeth's half-sister, Queen Mary I; she ruled England ...

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