Rafe Sadler (possible portrait), Cromwell's chief clerk by Hans Holbein.

The lesser known second portrait of Anna of Cleves by Hans Holbein the Younger.

in 1533,King Henry VIII's newborn daughter by Queen Anne Boleyn,Princess Elizabeth,was christened at Greenwich Palace in the Chapel of Observant Friars.This was a lavish ceremony,planned by King Henry and the rest of the palace,although he did not attend the christening.Elizabeth, only three days old at the time,was processed down a long green carpet from the Great Hall in the palace to the Chapel.She was flanked by her Godparents,Thomas Cranmer and the Duchess of Norfolk...


Queen Mary I of England Holbein Portrait heir to King Henry VIII of England, succeeding her brother, Edward VI. Mary was the first queen to rule England in her own right with full coronation. She's also known for attempting to restore Roman Catholicism over Protestantism in England. Mary was removed from the succession during some periods of her childhood and early adulthood in her father's marriage disputes.

Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, was the son of King Henry VIII of England and his teenage mistress, Elizabeth (Bessie) Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring whom Henry acknowledged. He was born in 1519, and married Lady Mary Howard at the age of 14. He died childless in 1536 when he was just 17.

King Henry VIII, c. 1535 by Joos van Cleve.

Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) was Queen of England as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter's execution for trumped up charges of high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI.

Prince Edward Tudor - King Henry VIII's only legitimate son (with Jane Seymour)

Anne of Cleves Hans Holbein

Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn - tudor-history Photo

Elizabeth of York (11 February 1466 – 11 February 1503) was Queen consort of England as spouse of King Henry VII from 1486 until 1503, and mother of King Henry VIII of England. Elizabeth of York is the only English queen to have been a daughter (of Edward IV), sister (of Edward V), niece (of Richard III), wife (of Henry VII), mother (of Henry VIII) and grandmother (on the paternal side of Mary I, Elizabeth I and Edward VI) of English monarchs.

Elizabeth Amadas (died 1532) was a lady at the royal court of King Henry VIII of England who was accused of treason. She had described Anne Boleyn as a harlot, and said that she should be burnt. She also said that the King, by setting aside Katherine of Aragon for a younger woman, was encouraging the men of England to do the same. She later was released but didn´t recover her position at court. She was also the target of the Kings relentless advances, but never stated if she gave in.

Sir Thomas More, är engelsk politiker och författare. Han betraktas som en av sin tids skarpaste hjärnor. Han är en sann rennässanshumanist och en av de få män som intresserar sig för kvinnors utbildning. Han är stor motståndare till Luthers ideer och därför motståndare till allt som han uppfattar som kätterska tankegångar.Hans Holbein den yngre har gjort porträttet. Frick Collection, New York

A portrait of Arthur Tudor, the first son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. When Prince Arthur died prematurely, his brother Henry took his place, becoming King Henry VIII of England in 1509.

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Thomas Cromwell as a young man.

King Henry VIII's sister - ca. 1515 Mary Tudor (closeup) from portrait with Henry Brandon attributed to Jan Mabuse (Woburn Abbey - Woburn, Bedfordshire). This is a poor portrait painting but it gives us some idea of her famed beauty.

Katherine of Aragon at age 11. Wife to Prince Arthur and then Henry VIII, mother to Queen Mary I

Another portrait of Thomas Cromwell, who's looking younger and less worried here than in the more well known Holbein portrait (see other pin on this board). Cromwell is the main character in Hillary Mantel's novels "Wolf Hall" (which won the coveted Booker prize) and "Bring Up the Bodies", both of which are great reads about the intrigues at the court of Henry VIII.