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1547-1553, Snuffers Excerpt: The snuffers bear the arms of Edward VI along with the inscriptions 'GOD SAVE THE KYNGE' and 'EDWARDE WYTHE ALL HIS NOBLE COUNCEL'. Edward, the only surviving son of Henry VIII was king from 1547 to 1553 and was succeeded by his half-sisters Mary and Elizabeth. The snuffers were passed down through the family of his uncle, Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, who was the brother of Jane Seymour, the King's mother.

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c.1530: hot water cistern with Henry VIII's coat of arms and motto (probably the only one of its kind to survive)

Pilgrim's Badge Depicting the Shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral, ca. 1400 English Pewter

Wax portraits of Mary, Queen of Scots, Cardinal Wolsey, Henry VIII, Thomas More and Edward VI.

"Edward Mordrake was a 19th century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the b...

Edward VI, the last Tudor King...I've never seen this portrait!.

ANNE OF CLEVES (1515-1557), Queen of England, fourth wife of Henry VIII, King of England, daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, and Mary, was born on the 22nd of September 1515. Her father was the leader of the German Protestants, and the princess, after the death of Jane Seymour, was regarded by Cromwell as a suitable wife for Henry VIII.

A gold clock salt owned by King Henry VIII made by a French goldsmith based on sketches by Hans Holbein the Younger.