"Anne of Cleves:Henry VIII's Discarded Bride" by Elizabeth Norton. Anna of Kleves is one of my 3 favorite wives of Henry VIII, but sadly she is almost always overlooked by historians; in books chronicling the wives together, her chapter is always the smallest. She may have been married to Henry for the least amount of time, but she got one of the best divorce settlements in history. Anna outlived Henry & the other wives, & it is what she did AFTER her divorce that truly makes her fascinating!
Hunting Sword used by Henry VIII. Hunting was viewed as "an essential mark of a gentleman and...was valued as a test of courage, strength, and agility..." (Tudor England: An Encyclopedia, 327). It became a main "pastyme" of the Tudor monarchs, especially Henry VIII. Bows and arrows, crossbows, and even guns were used when hunting. Another weapon yielded was the hunting dog.
"The Great Matter" In this painting depicting Henry's court sometime during 1525-1530, the main players of 'The Great Matter' are portrayed. In this large portrait, Henry VIII is seen intimately wooing Anne Boleyn in court behind his wife, Katherine of Aragon. To Henry and Anne's left is the Spanish ambassador showing digust at the scene in front of him. And to the right of Katherine is Cardinal Wolsey.