The Milch Cow-Cartoon done probably in 1581-82-Caption reads: 'Not longe time since I sawe a cowe Did Flaunders represente Upon whose backe King Philup rode As being malecontnt. The Queene of England giving hay Wheareon the cow did feede, As one that was her greatest helpe In her distresse and neede. The Prince of Orange milkt the cowe And made his purse the payle. The cow did shyt in Monsieur's hand While he did hold her tayle.'
Letter written by Mary, Queen of Scots to Francis III, 1581-"Monsieur, I write only this word to thank you for the good wishes sent me by my ambassador, and I shall write tomorrow at greater length, and, holding you in great devotion, most humbly kiss your hands, praying to God that He may keep you, Monsieur, in the best of health through a long life."
The Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England “This impressive armor was made for Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) towards the end of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout. Constructed for use on horse and on foot it was probably worn by the king during his last military campaign, the siege of Boulogne in 1544.”
Sally Bonetta Forbes, born in West Africa was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey at 5 years old. In June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey and the King presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and Victoria and Albert paid for her education. Later when Sally was married, Queen Victoria was godmother to their first child, named Victoria in her honour.
Tudor and Stuart Royals, a painting at Leeds Castle Henry VII; Henry VIII; Edward VI; Mary I; Elizabeth I; James I; Henry, Prince of Wales; Charles I; Anne of Denmark; Frederick V, King of Bohemia; Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia
Margaret of Anjou (1430 –1482) - wife of Henry VI; a key figure in the Wars of the Roses & at times personally led the Lancastrians. She lost her son Edward, Prince of Wales, at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
Arbella Stuart was a direct descendant of King Henry VII of England. As the only child of Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox and Elizabeth Cavendish, she was a grandchild of Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox and Margaret Douglas, who was, in turn, the daughter of Margaret Tudor, widow of James IV of Scotland, mother of James V of Scotland, and daughter of England's Henry VII. Margaret Douglas was the product of Margaret Tudor's second marriage, to Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus
Catherine Parr was Henry's 6th and last wife. Luckily he didn't live long enough to tire of her, though she had a couple of close calls... She survived to marry her sweetheart Thomas Seymour, but died in childbirth soon after.