As Queen Elizabeth II enters the sixtieth year of her reign, creative minds from different corners of the nation, it seems, are working hand in glove to make the occasion special. After the royal jewels went on display to mark Queen's diamond jubilee, it Elizabethan Tudor, British History, Jewels Of Queen Elizabeth 1, King And Queen Costumes, Royals Gloves, Fashion Class, Gloves Collection, Antiques Fashion, Elizabethan Needlework
"There were formerly two pearls, the largest that had been ever seen in the whole world: Cleopatra, the last of the queens of Egypt, was in possession of them both, they having come to her by descent from the kings of the East." This is the largest round pearl in the world now.
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"There were formerly two pearls, the largest that had been ever seen in the whole world: Cleopatra, the last of the queens of Egypt, was in possession of them both, they having come to her by descent from the kings of the East." NOW this one is the largest round pearl in the world : At 22.24 millimetres in diameter, this is the world's largest fine-quality round pearl.
The secrets of this beautiful locket ring were not discovered until it was removed from Elizabeth I’s finger after she died in 1603. The mother-of-pearl ring with rubies in the band and diamonds on the facade was hiding two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth herself and the other believed to be her mother, Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded when Elizabeth was just two years old.
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Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603. I'd love to sell copies of important ancient or antique jewelry like this!
Queen Elizabeth I's ring. Mother of pearl, rubies, diamonds. The contents of the locket were not fully discovered until Elizabeth's death in 1603. It contains a picture of Elisabeth I and what is believed to be her mother, Anne Boleyn. http://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ring2.jpg
Locket ring of Queen Elizabeth I. (gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds & mother-of-pearl), The top portrait is of her mother, Ann Boleyn, the other is a profile of Elizabeth herself. History. Porn.
Edward VI's "Devise for the Succession," making Jane Grey his heir to the throne of England.
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Edward VI's "Devise for the Succession," making Jane Grey his heir to the throne of England, was not legitimate as he had no authority to make one without the consent of Parliament. On Edward VI's death, the line of succession should have been in accordance with Henry VIII's will. The throne should have passed onto Lady Mary, Henry's eldest daughter and then Lady Elizabeth his second daughter. By leaving out his sisters, the next in line under Edward's device was Frances Brandon, who was Henry's sister Mary, followed by Mary's daughters Jane Catherine and Mary Grey.
Edward VI's "Devise for the Succession," In this, Edward passed over his sisters' claims to the throne in favour of Lady Jane Grey.
King Edward VI's device for the 1553 Succession
Tudor tree from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth I. Found from a very cool website where the blogger says, "Ask Henry" and answers questions as if he were Henry!
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Extremely useful in tracing back the Tudor family
All royals family tree from William Conqueror HENRY VIII WEBSITE
British royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II.
Letter written by Anne Boleyn to her father
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The earliest surviving letter of Anne Boleyn. The letter was written by a young Anne to her father, Sir Thomas Boleyn, when she was studying in Begium under the patronage of Margaret of Austria. Her vernacular in the letter is archaic French; Anne was trying to prove to her father the headway she was making in her studies. Signed "Anna da Boullan".
Anne Boleyn's letter to her dad by That Boleyn Girl, via Flickr
The Queen's Coronation Dress is displayed at Buckingham Palace as part of an exhibition to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation, 26 July 2013.
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The Queen's Coronation Dress is displayed at Buckingham Palace as part of an exhibition to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation, 26 July 2013. Dr. Clauson would be proud.
The Queen's coronation gown that is on display this summer at Buckingham Palace as part of an exhibition to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation.
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Gown
The coronation robe of Catherine of Aragon forms part of the Throckmorton collection.
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catherine of aragon coronation robe 2 by Sic Itur Ad Astra LRPS, via Flickr
Catherine of Aragon coronation robe, Coughton Court, Warwickshire.
The one Henry VIII forgot: A monogram of his initial and that of Anne Boleyn, at Hampton Court under the clock tower. When Anne was executed he ordered them all destroyed. But it was a rush job. And they missed 1!!!!
The one Henry VIII forgot: A monogram of his initial and that of Anne Boleyn, at Hampton Court under the clock tower. When Anne was executed he ordered them all destroyed.
Henry VIII's armours were made for him personally. H and K - for Henry and Katherine of Aragon, his first wife - were entwined in applied copper alloy along the border of Henry's skirt. (From Henry VIII's silvered and engraved armour, about 1515) © The Board of Trustees of the Royal Armouries
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Henry VIII’s armours were made for him personally. H and K - for Henry and Katherine of Aragon, his first wife - were entwined in applied copper alloy along the border of Henry’s skirt. (From Henry VIII’s silvered and engraved armour, about 1515) © The Board of Trustees of the Royal Armouries
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Norse Helmet Replica from Valsgarde, Sweden
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A replica of a helmet from Valsgarde in Sweden from the 7th century, prior to the traditional Viking period
Glove of Elizabeth I
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Not "Glove of Elizabeth I" Wishful thinking. This is contemporary art by Rozanne Hawksley. http://www.rozannehawksley.com/
Queen Elizabeth's glove has a skull on it because she's hardcore like that
'Mary Mary Quite Contrary' - Meaning behind the Nursery Rhyme.
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The real historical truth behind the nursery rhyme 'Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary'.
Light field armour of Sir John Smythe, c.1585
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Light field armor of Sir John Smythe, c.1585
Light field armour of Sir John Smythe. English, Greenwich, about 1585. Decorated according to the designs of Jacob Halder
Field armour of Sir John Smythe, c.1585. Originally it most likely included arm plates, now lost.
Marie Antoinette's gown.
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Sofia Magdalena's wedding gown, robe de cour, worn at the wedding in the Royal Chapel on 4 november 1766. Prior to Queen Victoria's wedding royal brides wore silver wedding dresses. Victoria chose white to highlight a specific lace that Albert liked.
16/05/1770, Marie Antoinette married the Dauphin Louis at the chapel in Versailles. The wedding dress. It´s from the wedding of the Swedish kingGustav III and Sofia Magdalena 1766
Wedding gown of Sophia Magdalena to Gustav III, 1766
marie antoinette gown.
Death mask of Mary, Queen Of Scots, made not long after her execution.
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Death mask attributed to Mary, Queen Of Scots. Four masks were said to be taken from Mary; this one (the Lennoxlove mask) is however much smaller and the features quite different from the one held by the Mary, Queen of Scots' House museum in Jedburgh. It is possible that this mask belongs to a Hamilton lady.
Death mask of Mary, Queen Of Scots, made not long after her execution. I love these, we can see what these people actually looked like. I find this one exceptionally good as you can even see her eyelashes. What a horrible way to die..thank God this has been done away with. I'm amazed at how peaceful she looks after such a horrifying death.
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Jane Seymour - Wedding Dress
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Jane Seymour's wedding dress from season three of 'The Tudors'. Designed by Joan Bergin, worn by Annabelle Wallis.
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Jane Seymour's (Queen of England, 3rd wife of King Henry VIII) wedding dress. Partial view of King Henry VIII's costume is also shown.
Plate armour for Henry II of France, made around 1555.
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Plate armour for Henry II of France, made around 1555, with elaborate ornamental embossing. Medieval Armour Vienna Museum http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Medieval_armour_Vienna_museum.jpg
This gold locket dates from the late 16th century. Known as the 'Penicuik Jewels', they are said to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots. They were long preserved by the Clerks of Penicuik as relics of Mary.
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National Museum of Scotland Tragic and romantic, the legend of Mary, Queen of Scots, continues to intrigue and inspire. In the Kingdom of the Scots gallery, you can get closer to the famous queen through jewellery, coins and medals associated with her, and come face to face with a replica of her tomb, the original of which lies in Westminster Abbey in London #Royal #jewels
This gold locket dates from the late 16th century. Known as the 'Penicuik Jewels', they are said to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots. They were long preserved by the Clerks of Penicuik as relics of Mary. Kept in the National Museums Scotland.
The Iron Maiden, otherwise known as the Virgin of Nuremberg, was a device used from the XVI century to torture criminals. It stands 7 feet tall and is able to accommodate a man. The victim was tied inside the Maiden and one of the two doors was shut, penetrating the victim's flesh with the strategically-placed spikes that didn't penetrate any vital organs.
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Iron Maiden--Tied victims would be placed inside and the doors shut allowing spikes to pierce their flesh, including two spikes that would pierce the victims eyes.
Iron Maiden a torture device in medieval times.
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Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, had been pregnant six times, but only one baby survived: Mary, born in 1516. This letter was written two years later by Henry VIII to Cardinal Wolsey, while Catherine was pregnant for the last time. He writes: 'I trust the quene my wyfe be with chylde'.
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Letter from King Henry VIII of England to Cardinal Wolsey
As part of the peace treaty, a husband was found for 2-year old Princess Mary. This was the Dauphin of France, François, born on 28th February, 1518, making him 2 years younger than Princess Mary born 18th February, 1516.The betrothal, which was part of the treaty with France, was arranged as part of the ceremonies arranged by Cardinal Wolsey.Queen Katherine was pregnant again, and a letter that Henry VIII wrote to Wolsey in June 1518, shows his concern for her health -
Catherine of Aragon's pregnancy: Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, had been pregnant six times, but only one baby survived: Mary, born in 1516. This letter was written two years later by Henry VIII to Cardinal Wolsey, while Catherine was pregnant for the last time. He writes: 'I trust the quene my wyfe be with chylde'.
Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, had been pregnant six times, but only one baby survived: Mary, born in 1516. This letter was written two years later by Henry VIII to Cardinal Wolsey, while Catherine was pregnant for the last time. He writes: 'I trust the Queen, my wife, be with child'. Henry was, of course, eager for a male heir, but the child was in fact a girl, and she died shortly after her birth.
Letter from Henry VIII to Cardinal Wolsey - Though disappointed at the sex of his new child, Princess Mary, born on 18 February 1516, Henry VIII told the Venetian ambassador that he and Katherine were both young and that, by the grace of God, sons would follow. via The British Library
Official letter of Lady Jane Grey signing herself as "Jane the Quene"
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Letter of Lady Jane Grey acting as Queen of England (July 1553), signed by her as "Jane the Queen". Inner Temple Library, London, U.K.
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A letter signed by Lady Jane Grey as, 'Jane the Quene', 1553.
Last letter of Mary, Queen of Scots. In her last letter, Mary claims that she is being persecuted solely for her faith and for her rights to the English throne. She asks Henri to take care of her servants. Her letter was handed to Bourgoing, her personal physician, and conveyed to the French king. It later passed into the hands of the Scots College in Paris and was bought by the Advocates Library (the precursor of the National Library of Scotland) in 1918.
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Last letter of Mary, Queen of Scots - 6 hrs before her execution. She wrote of her religious persecution & the denial of her becoming Queen of England.
1533: Princess Elizabeth's christening gown, sewn and embroidered by her mother, Anne Boleyn
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Elizabeth's christening robe; it would have been embroidered and sewn by Anne Boleyn for her child... article from April 29, 2007... A christening gown once worn by Queen Elizabeth I has been discovered by chance [in a] Gloucestershire home... found at Sudeley Castle. The gown was authenticated by experts [Albert & Victorian Museum] in the 1880s, yet subsequently forgotten about.
Oh. My. Goodness. I'm kind of obsessed with Anne Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth. I couldn't believe this when I saw it. Amazing! 1533: Princess Elizabeth's christening gown, sewn and embroidered by her mother, Anne Boleyn
Love letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn.