King Henry VIII (1491–1547) British (English) School National Trust Inventory Number 1129178 Category Paintings Date circa 1535 Materials Oil on panel Measurements 510 x 380 mm @ Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
Anne Boleyn's badge on napkin made for her daughter, Elizabeth I Napkin of linen damask made for Queen Elizabeth I sometime during her reign. It depicts the arms of Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn (Henry VIII’s second wife). The napkin contains the words ‘Quene Elizabeth’ and ‘God save the Quene’ and a crowned Tudor rose. Victoria and Albert Museum.
Henry VIII’s meeting with Francis I at the Field of Cloth of Gold was the greatest “extravaganza” of the English Renaissance. Henry VIII was determined to outshine Francis I, and every effort was made to make the events, the setting, and the food/dress the most glittering.