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A rare copy of Life Magazine from October 29, 1956, featuring Anne Boleyn on the cover. The article by Sir Winston Churchill himself, is about Henry VIII, a wily King, and his romantic misadventures.

The Royal Chapel - Hampton Court Palace - England

H.M. King Henry VIII of England Armor

Probably the best valentines ever.

Holbein sketch of Henry VIII

Founded in 1546 by King Henry VIII Trinity Dining Hall is part of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK

The young Duc d'Alencon (brother of King Francis II, Mary Stuart's first husband) who grew up to be Queen Elizabeth I's suitor, her "frog."

Portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547) circa 1535. It was most probably painted whilst the King was still married to Anne Boleyn.

On 25th July 1554, the 38 year-old Queen Mary I married twenty-seven year-old Philip II of Spain, son of Charles V, Holy Emperor, at Winchester Cathedral. The ceremony was performed by Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester & Mary’s Lord Chancellor. Mary I was married to Philip until her death on 17 November 1558. She died childless & her half-sister Elizabeth became Queen. Philip did consider marrying Elizabeth but the plan came to nothing & he married 14 year-old Elisabeth of Valois in 1559.

James IV, King of Scotland, Husband of Margaret Tudor, grandfather of Mary Queen of Scots by lisby1, via Flickr

Lady Jane Grey (1536/1537 – 12 February 1554)

Sir Walter Raleigh, by William Segar, c. 1598

Princess Elizabeth, c. 1543-1547. 'The Family of Henry VIII', detail. Anon. Hampton Court Palace. © The Royal Collection.

Margaret Tudor: Scotland's forgotten queen BBC History Article

Another Tudor Palace, Knole in Kent, gives an even better sense of the period and is “an absolute must”, according to Dr Starkey. Henry was “ultra-fashionable” and his palaces were the most stylish in northern Europe.

Portrait of Lady Arabella Stuart, .1605-1610 by Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (1561-1635)

Hilliard Minature Elizabeth I: 1587

This stunning 50-ft oriel window is nestled in one corner of the Great Hall in Hampton Court Palace. Photo © The Tudor Tutor

Albert Memorial Chapel built by Henry the VII.

Letter from Mary to her brother Henry VIII: March 6, 1515 [British Museum]

Towering entrance to Hampton Court