Queen Elizabeth's coronation gown was decorated with pale pink Tudor roses (England); pale green leeks (Wales); green and silver shamrocks (Ireland); pale purple and amethyst thistles (Scotland); green and gold maple leaves (Canada); mimosa yellow wattle flowers (Australia); silver and green ferns (New Zealand); pink and silver proteas (South Africa) ; golden wheat (Pakistan) and mother of pearl and opal lotus flowers (India and Ceylon).

c.1529: embroidery by Anne Boleyn's mother, Elizabeth: Anne's falcon is depicted pecking at Katherine of Aragon's pomegranate. (Subversive!)

An embroidered Tudor rose on display at Petworth House, Sussex. Associated with Queen Elizabeth’s favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Queen Elizabeth I coronation collar

Napkin owned by Elizabeth I depicting Anne Boleyn's badge 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.

Queen Elizabeth coronation gown by Norman Hartnell

Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor. The surviving children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Prince of Wales, Queen of Scotland, King of England, and Queen of France.

The Queen wore a diamond diadem made for the 1820 coronation of George IV on the way to Westminster Abbey. It has 1,333 diamonds in the design and is encircled by 169 pearls.

Katherine Howard's wedding dress

The Queen chose the late Sir Norman Hartnell to design her Coronation gown, Embroidered with the Tudor Rose (England) Leek (Wales) Thistle (Scotland) Shamrocks (Ireland) Maple Leaves (Canada) Wattle Flowers (Australia) Ferns (New Zealand) Wheat, Cotton, Jute (Pakistan) Proteas (South Africa)

The Tudor period usually refers to the period between 1485 and 1603, specifically in relation to the history of England; this was the period when the Tudor dynasty ruled. Its first monarch was Henry VII (1457– 1509). The term is often used more broadly to include Elizabeth I's reign (1558– 1603), although this is often treated separately as the Elizabethan era. IMAGE: Tudor Rose detail from a portrait of Elizabeth I.

The vikings had these colors available. Sadly, almost no green.

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Queen Elizabeth 1 gloves

Tudor Fashion Status Symbols: history revealed http://www.pinterest.com/gabrielletudor/

Coronation portrait - 1600 copy of 1558 original (National Portrait Gallery, London) This is a 1600 copy of a portrait painted of 25-year old Elizabeth Tudor in her coronation robes with her regalia.

Princess Mary Tudor, who was born on the 18th March 1496, the youngest daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, who inherited her father’s auburn colouring and the delicate loveliness of her mother and fabled grandmother, that astonishing and radiant beauty, Elizabeth Woodville.

Plantagenet/Tudor Family Tree, from Edward III through Elizabeth I.