Detail of Henry VIII's writing box c. 1525. This impressive writing box was almost certainly created in the court workshops of Henry VIII (reign: 1509 to 1547). Lined with leather it is painted with the heraldic badges of Henry VIII and his first queen, Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), as well as the royal coat of arms.
Henry VIII’s kitchen complex contained 50 rooms, including larders for fish, meat and grain, and areas for boiling, pastry making and making confectionary. The kitchens provided food for the courtiers and staff, Henry had his own private kitchens near his own suite of rooms.
11 year old Katherine of Aragon. Katherine of Aragon had a fair skin complexion, blue eyes, and an auburn hair color. She was referred to as “the most beautiful creature in the world” during her lifetime.