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Tudor history

Tudor history

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Discovered in a castle vault, the scraps of lace that show lingerie was all the rage 500 years ago by Dalya Alberge. The lace and linen undergarments date back to hundreds of years before women’s underwear was thought to exist. They had lain hidden in a vault beneath the floorboards of an Austrian castle since the 15th century. Despite their state of decay, the knickers bear more than a passing resemblance to the string bikini briefs popular today.

The coronation robe of Catherine of Aragon forms part of the Throckmorton collection.

Anne Boleyn was executed within the walls of the Tower on 19 May 1536. She was granted special dispensation to be beheaded by an expert French swordsman and is buried in the chapel of St Peter ad Vincula inside the Tower of London.

"The Last Moments of Lady Jane Grey" by Hendrick Jacobus Scholten (19th cent.) owned by @HRP_palaces (in the Tower?!)

wedding ring from the Tudor era

Page 2 of Anne Boleyn's Letter to King Henry VIII from the Tower of London, 6 May 1536.

Page 1 of Anne Boleyn's Letter to King Henry VIII from the Tower of London, 6 May 1536.

Inside the body of Henry VIII documentary ~ The team of experts try to determine what kind of decease poisoned the blood of the King, changed his body, and character and annulated his ability to conceive healthy children

Anne Boleyn Commending the Princess Elizabeth to the Care of Matthew Parker Anne Boleyn standing in front of a portrait of Henry VIII, holding a prayer book, talking to Matthew Parker, kneeling at left, kissing the hand of Princess Elizabeth; two young women watching from behind a half-open door in background at left.

Queen Elizabeth I's pearl and ruby necklace. Historians say it's possible that the pearls may have belonged originally to her mother, Anne Boleyn.

It is said that Anne Boleyn embroidered this coif and headpiece. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The cover of one of Henry VIII's books. This is purple velvet and embroidered motifs.

Letter from Anne Boleyn, with her signature, 1529

Anne Boleyn amethyst bracelet.

hidden portrait.... Anne Boleyn beneath Elizabeth painting?

Anne Boleyn’s face? | Queen Anne Boleyn

The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.

Facial reconstruction of Queen Anne Boleyn by Emily Pooley. Interesting. For some reason I always had her pictured in my mind as looking like Reese Witherspoon?!

'The Queen Elizabeth Oak' in Greenwich Park. According to tradition, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn used to come to this tree. Photo by Lara E. Eakins

Funeral Effigy of Queen Elizabeth I. Tower of London | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Portrait of a Lady. Pieter de Kempeneer (ca. 1527-37)

Gemstone brooch of Catherine Howard. Lovestruck with his very young bride, Henry VIII spent more money on jewels and gifts for her than on any of his other four wives. The French ambassador wrote: "the King is so amorous of her that he cannot treat her [Catherine] well enough, and caresses her more than he did the others." In return, Catherine was caring and affectionate to her much older husband. Initially, Henry refused to believe that Catherine was guilty of any indiscretions.

Anne Boleyn's arms 'are among the most complex ever devised and reflect the king's desire to enhance the status of his new wife. The design incorporates the arms of several English and French noble families, and a motif of interlocking initials, H and A.'

The Tudor Pattern Book - Design based on botanical shapes, flowers, pineapple. Three stylized trefoils. Flower-box.

From Selene's Fashion Tren Board....this board is a mix of Eras............Black and Royal Blue Tudor Gown with French Hood. 1540s

The Tudor kitchen at Hampton Court Palace, set up as if in 1542