A lock of hair from Mary Tudor, Queen of France and sister of Henry VIII. It was clipped from her head at the opening of her tomb in 1784 and encased in a locket to preserve it. Proof of the famous Tudor red hair.
Princess Elizabeth I christening gown, sewn and embroidered by her mother, Anne Boleyn. There is some doubt that this is not the gown worn by Elizabeth since there are no Tudor Roses worked into the embroidery pattern
A Knocker-up ’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - S)
The Boleyn Cup - The only surviving piece of Anne Boleyn's enormous and very valuable collection of gold and silver plate. This simple silver gilt cup - topped with her falcon emblem - is now at a church in Gloucestershire.
In Egyptian culture, cats were highly revered, and families often had them mummified when they died. The wealthy would even decorate their cats in gold, with jewels. Here Bastet is shown as a royal feline.