Undressed funeral effigy of Catherine de Valois, Queen of England. Henry V's queen died in 1437. 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.
"Owen Tudor; Father of a Dynasty" (and 2nd husband of widowed Queen Catherine of Valois), by Nathen Amin: henrytudorsociety...
February 8, 1587: 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.
Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) was the third wife of Henry VIII. She was not educated as highly as Henry's previous wives, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. She could read and write a little. She died 30 y.o.,less than two weeks after the birth of her son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and was buried beside Henry in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as she was the only consort to have a male heir to survive infancy.
Queen Victoria near the end of her life. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover (her son King Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotta, the line of his father, Prince Albert).