Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Elizabeth Stafford, Duchess of Norfolk (1494 - 1558). Second wife of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. She was one of the two godmothers of the future Queen Elizabeth I. Her marriage was unhappy as her husband lived openly with his mistress and had Elizabeth imprisoned.

Lady Elizabeth Cheney Tilney. Her granddaughters included not only Queens Katherine Howard and Anne Boleyn, but also three of Henry VIII's mistresses - Elizabeth Carew, Mary Boleyn, and (allegedly) Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond. During the reign of Henry VIII the Howards, led by her eldest son (Thomas Howard/3rd Duke of Norfolk) became the premier family in England.

Elizabeth "Bess" Throckmorton was a lady in waiting to Elizabeth I. She fell in love with Sir Walter Raleigh, and the two decided to marry in secret (it appears after Bess was already pregnant), because they knew Elizabeth would never consent to their marriage. When Elizabeth found out about it, she banished both her unchaste lady-in-waiting and her "Water" (as she had nicknamed him) from court. They went to live in the country for five years in exile.

Catherine Carey daughter of Mary Boleyn and William Carey was born about 1524. It is believed that she is the product of her mother's affair with Henry VIII but he never recognized her as such. She was Maid of Honor to Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard. She married Sir Francis Knollys on 4/26/1540. Once Elizabeth became queen she was appointed Chief Lady of the Bedchamber.

Telegraph.co.ukfrom Telegraph.co.uk

Stamp-sized Elizabeth I miniatures to fetch £80,000

A pair of miniature paintings thought to have been commissioned by Elizabeth I to mark the end of her relationship with Robert Dudley. Elizabeth I often commissioned miniatures as personal gifts. These were made to mark the end of the affair. They can be dated to 1575. It is the year when Robert Dudley finally gave up his hope of marrying Queen Elizabeth I. Both Elizabeth I & the Earl of Leicester were patrons of the artist, Nicholas Hilliard, "the father of miniatures".

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.

Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn. Mary is believed to be the eldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Lady Elizabeth Howard.

Death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was very beautiful and it is said that Queen Elizabeth was jealous of her beauty.

Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were her parents. House of Tudor. 1st cousin 13 times removed to Queen Elizabeth II. Reign: 44 yrs, 4 mos, 5 days. Succeeded by her 3rd cousin, James, of Scotland. The movie with Kate Blanchett as Queen Liz I was incredible!

Elizabeth Amadas (died 1532) was a lady at the royal court of King Henry VIII of England who was accused of treason. She had described Anne Boleyn as a harlot, and said that she should be burnt. She also said that the King, by setting aside Katherine of Aragon for a younger woman, was encouraging the men of England to do the same. She later was released but didn´t recover her position at court. She was also the target of the Kings relentless advances, but never stated if she gave in.

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.