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.

The coronation robe of Catherine of Aragon.

The Tudor Rose

The Tudor rose (sometimes called the Union rose) is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England and takes its name and origins from the Tudor dynasty.

Elizabeth I. By Richard Burchett. Oil on panel, 1850’s.

Anne Boleyn Gemstone Tiara

The Six Wives in Parliament, via Flickr-the paintings of Henry VIII's six wives in the Parliament, Westminster

coronation emblem of Queen Anne Boleyn

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.

Anne Boleyn facial reconstruction, THIS is so very fascinating. It is amazing to be able to put a face to such an infamous person in History.

Henry VIII's first love token to Anne Boleyn. This is the first love token King Henry VIII gave to Anne Boleyn, which she kept until her death. It is a tiny gold dog whistle with a salt spoon, earpick and toothpick (he was known for his hygeine!). When Anne gave it to her jailer shortly before her execution she pointed out that the design is of a serpent adding "and thus he (Henry) proved ever unto me". It's now kept at Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence. This is the first...

Antique Kings and Queens of England digital collage sheet

crown of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII and mother of Mary I, inside the Duomo Treasury in Palermo

Tower Green, The place of execution of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Lady Jane Grey and others.

Believed to be a portrait of Elizabeth Boleyn, nee Howard, the mother of the famous Boleyn children, Mary, Anne and George from English Historical Fiction Authors: Elizabeth Howard - The Queens Mother

Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn’s badge or crest

The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catharine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, Katharine Parr. (I wish I knew who the artist was!) #art #tudors

Anne of Cleves, wife #4. © The Tudor Tutor

Antique Print of Catherine of Aragaon - King Henry's first wife. Divorced to marry Anne Boleyn.