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Queen Elizabeth 1 gloves

Tiny gloves worn by English king Edward VI at his coronation. Edward reigned 1547-1553, aged 9 to 15. Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Great Britain

A rare English needlework portrait depicting Queen Elizabeth I, circa 1580. What connection does Elizabeth have with time traveler Dr. Jonathan Brandon?

The Effigy Corset belonging to Queen Elizabeth I. In 1995, the effigy of Queen Elizabeth residing in Westminster Abbey was unclothed for study and repair to the garments in which she was dressed.

Chemise belonging to Mary, Queen of Scots in which she was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. Of fine linen with drawn thread borders incribed on the bodice in red and dated Feb 11 1587. This is an Elizabethan undergarment and only one other of this type is known to survive.

The Heneage Jewel [locket] - also called 'The Armada Jewel', 1595 ~ painting by Nicholas Hilliard. "Elizabeth I gave elaborate jewels bearing her image as a reward for outstanding services. She is said to have given this jewel to Sir Thomas Heneage, a Privy Counsellor and the Vice-Chamberlain of the Royal Household. The front of the pendant has a portrait of the queen, inscribed in Latin ‘Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queen of England, France and Ireland’ " from the Victoria & Albert Museum

Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) – English queen and daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She was the last Tudor queen, and her reign included the contributions of William Shakespeare and Francis Drake.

"A Tudor Pomander or Musk Ball. Because of the bad scents which accompanied Tudor England settings, MUSK BALLS were part their lives. Usually, an orange was placed inside the BALL to freshen the air with pleasant scents. I suppose it is like our scent candles today. Amazing 16th century object from the Queen’s collection at Windsor Castle, the Round Tower. It probably was in the collection of Queen Elizabeth I. It was found in the River Thames at Windsor."

Elizabeth Woodville (also spelled Wydeville or Widvile; c. 1437[1] – 8 June 1492) was Queen consort of England as the spouse of King Edward IV from 1464 until his death in 1483. Elizabeth was a key figure in the series of dynastic civil wars known as the Wars of the Roses. Her first husband, Sir John Grey of Groby was killed at the Second Battle of St Albans. Her children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; the latter made her the maternal grandmother of Henry VIII.

Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, upon Elizabeth's death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of Anne Boleyn.