A copy of a transaction between King Henry VII of England (r. 1485-1509) and the monks of Westminster Abbey, issued in 1504: London, British Library, MS Harley 1498, f. 1r

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St George's Chapel, Windsor, is home to the Order of the Garter. The choir walls are lined with small brass plates representing the various Knights of the Garter. In stall S 15 can be seen Thomas Boleyn's plate, he was invested as a Knight of the Garter in 1523. Interestingly, in late April 1536, it was thought that George Boleyn would be made a Knight of the Garter but instead the King chose Sir Nicholas Carew - a sign of things to come...

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Royal 12 C VIII, f. 4, Arms of Henry VIII, British Library

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decorated pavise shields - designed to protect crossbowmen or archers during the medieval period, particularly during sieges

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A Jubilee window at Fortnum and Mason - one of the 10 heraldic beasts blog.visitlondon.com

The Tudor Rose. Symbols of the House of York and the House of Lancaster united into the Tudor Rose. Used throughout the Tudor dynasty to proclaim their right to the crown of England.

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