Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Queens Throughout History: Part I: Nefertiti/Theodora/Wu Zetian/Eleanor/Zabel/Seondeok/Nzinga/Catherine/

Zazzlefrom Zazzle

Art

As the troops amassed at TIlbury for their war against the Spanish Armada, Elizabeth, against the advice of her advisors, stood before them and delivered a magnificent, rousing speech that should live forever in English history.

Dr. Mary Walker. Amazing woman of the 1800's who was not only a physician, but spent most of her adult life in *gasp* pants!

An excellent article about Mary Boleyn. Did you know she was the ancestress of Catherine Middleton? | post 19th July, 1543: The Death of Mary Boleyn #history #Tudor #England

What a beautiful face! Miniature of Princess Elizabeth, later Elizabeth I, by William Essex

Queen Anne Boleyn's Psalter. By tradition this tiny gold prayer book was carried by Anne to her execution where she presented it to one of the ladies attending her on the scaffold, her friend Margaret Wyatt. It would have been worn hanging from a waist chain.

After all her father did to acquire a SON to reign, his DAUGHTER, Elizabeth I, was the greatest monarch in England's history......

Catherine Howard was beheaded with a single stroke, and her body was buried in an unmarked grave in the nearby chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, where the bodies of her cousins, Anne and George Boleyn, also lay Francis I of France wrote a letter to Henry, regretting the "lewd and naughty behaviour of the Queen" and advising him that "the lightness of women cannot bend the honour of men".