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.

article on Elizabeth Howard - Anne Boleyn's Mother

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.

Famous necklace of Anne Boleyn. She actually had three similar necklaces, one with an A, one with a B, and one with an AB. It is rumored that her jewels were passed down to Elizabeth I, and also that pearls from Elizabeth I are in the crown of Elizabeth II. Interesting to think they could possibly be from this legendary necklace.

Elizabeth Howard Boleyn, Anne Boleyns mother. How much, Elizabeth I resembles her!

Tudor queen w/red hair. Elizabeth I (1538–1603) was queen of England/ Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the 5th & last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed 2-1/2 yrs after her birth, & Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. When all the family intrigue & in-fighting was said & done, she prevailed & became successor to the Crown

Queen Elizabeth I as a teenager

Hatfield House, where Queen Elizabeth grew up

Catherine of Aragon, King Henry VIII, first wife (lived 1485-1536)

Anne Boleyn Says a Final Goodbye to her Daughter, Princess Elizabeth by Gustaf Wappers, 1838.

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.

Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII's second wife, lived circa 1501 to 1536.., by Frans Pourbus.

Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn by lisby1, via Flickr Mary is believed to be the eldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Lady Elizabeth Howard the eldest daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk.

Earliest known picture of Elizabeth, probably around age 4 or 5. She was only 2 when her mother was executed.

Queen Elizabeth I death mask

miniature of Princess Elizabeth, later Elizabeth I, by William Essex

King James V of Scotland, son of Margaret Tudor, and Queen Marie de Guise, parents of Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth I.

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