The Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England “This impressive armor was made for Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) towards the end of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout. Constructed for use on horse and on foot it was probably worn by the king during his last military campaign, the siege of Boulogne in 1544.”
Brass image of Elizabeth Blount mistress of Henry VIII and mother of his illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy. Little is known of Elizabeth Blount's early years, except for her reputation as a beauty, and for her famous affair with King Henry VIII. There is no known portrait of her in existence. As a young girl, she came to the King's Court as a maid-of-honour to Catherine of Aragon. It was there that the young teenager caught the eye of the King and became his mistress for about eight years.