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The undressed funeral effigy of Catherine of Valois, Queen of England. Henry V's queen died in 1437. The Tudors descend from Catherine of Valois and her second husband, the Welshman Owen Tudor. Her grandson King Henry VII made major alterations to Westminster Abbey, which involved moving her embalmed body. She was placed in a crude coffin constructed of flimsy boards, and was left above ground. Catherine remained a public spectacle in the Abbey for over 200 years.

BEAUTIFUL DETAIL OF 16TH CENTURY DOCUMENT THAT DESCRIBES THE EVENTS OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I'S CORONATION. PRESERVED BEAUTIFULLY. WOW.

from WSJ

Last in the Line of Succession, Ms. Vogel Is Glad She Isn't Queen

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Possibly Catherine of Aragon, queen of England by Wilfred Drake,drawing,1921. This appears to be a watercolor of a unknown stained glass window believed to depict Catherine of Aragon.

Isabella of France (9 November 1389 – 13 September 1409) was Queen consort of England as the second spouse of King Richard II. Her parents were King Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. Isabella's younger sister, Catherine of Valois, was Queen consort of England from 1420–1422, as the wife of King Henry V of England and mother of Henry VI, King of England.

February 8, 1487: Mary, Queen of Scots, executed. "I forgive you with all my heart, for now, I hope, you shall make an end to all my troubles," Mary told the executioner. His first blow missed her neck altogether. The second struck her neck, but didn't cut through -- he had to saw through to finish the job. When he held her head aloft by the hair, her wig came off and her head rolled to the ground. Then, a bloody little Skye terrier emerged from her skirts, and refused to leave his mistress.

"Owen Tudor; Father of a Dynasty" (and 2nd husband of widowed Queen Catherine of Valois), by Nathen Amin: http://henrytudorsociety.com/2014/11/18/owen-tudor-father-of-a-dynasty/

Milk was fed to sick ancient Egyptian children from these Bes jars in hopes that the milk would be transformed into medicine.