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.
Margaret Tudor (1489 - 1541). Queen of Scotland from 1502 to her husband's death in 1513. She married James IV and had four sons. After his death she married Archibald Douglas and had one daughter. She then divorced him and married Henry Stewart, Lord Methven.
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 – 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.
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!
Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the treasonous; and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, 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 a woman many believe to be Anne.