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Henry VIII's wine cellars, built in 1536

Henry VIII's tapestries at Hampton Court palace. Tapestries where so expensive that one was worth the same amount as a warship like the Mary Rose. These are made using silver and gold threads.

Henry VIII wives and to think they were all so happy to have a crown

Hatfield House Banqueting Hall - childhood home of Elizabeth I

Porträt der Katharina Schwarz mit den Attributen ihrer Nahmensheiligen by Hans Holbein the Elder, 1509-10

Tankard by Krug, Dieboldt, 3rd quarter 16th century, carved crystal; cast, chased, soldered, engraved gilded silver (silver-gilt); cameo and mirror - collections.vam.a...

Infantin Isabella Clara Eugenia at age 13 (detail), Alonso Sanchez Coell,1579

The 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland

Pharmacy Jar, tin glazed earthenware. Spain, circa second half 15th century

Half-hour sand glass,16th century,from Germany. Bronze gilt and silver gilt.


Master of S. Spirito (active late 15th century), ca 1500, Madonna and Child with Two Angels, oil on panel. (Florence, Renaissance)

Resurrection of Christ by Raphael, c1499-1502

Notre Dame de Grasse, ca 1470. Polychromed limestone.

Knife, fork and spoon 16th century, Venice Silver and rock crystal Museo Correr, Musei Civici Veneziani, Venice

Portrait of a Lady,Francesco Salviati del Rossi, 16th Century

The very first diamond engagement ring was given in 1477 to Mary of Burgundy.

German "anime" cuirass (breastplate), circa 1590, articulated with high neck and narrow plate, each lame shaped and filed on the top edge with oges and cusps, and with rope work rolled edges, the top of the breast plate engraved with the cross of the Knights of St John, suspended by a chain, with six buff leather straps at the base for the tassets.

Mary Queen of Scots Heart Pendant

French lady's headpiece in the 1500s, (appears to have a small gold crown in the center, see cunda)

Lucrezia Borgia as St. Catherine of Alexandria in a fresco by Pinturicchio, c. 1494

Del Tin Armi Antiche / Spada da lato inizio secolo XVI /Early 16th century rapier

King Henry VIII's Astrolabe

This very rare image of Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554), who is known as the ‘nine day Queen’ of England, was painted by Lucas de Heere. Lady Jane was quite a scholar and is shown as a girl in her family home of Bradgate, in Leicestershire, before her ascension to the throne. The 16/17 year old Lady Jane was used as a political puppet to block the claims to the throne of Mary Tudor. Ousted after only nine days as Queen, Lady Jane was executed as a usurper at the Tower of London in 1554.

Oldest, functioning Tudor style chimney, Thornbury Castle where Ann Boleyn and Henry VIII stayed in 1535