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Tudor History

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Henry VIII wives

"This photo was taken at the Tower on May 19, 1998, which anyone who knows their Tudor history will remember that the 19th of May, 1536 was the day that Anne Boleyn was executed on the Tower Green. Since it was the 462nd anniversary of her death, the Yeomen Warders of the Tower laid a yellow rose on her grave."

love it! Queen Elizabeth!

Thomas Boelyn--Anne's father. Even after Henry killed two of his children he remained at court, albeit in a much reduced role. In the series "The Tudors," he is depicted as quite a cold man, literally turning his back on his children as they awaited execution having ruthlessly used them to further his own ambitions. Today March 12th is the 473rd anniversary of his death.

Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty

The skeleton of King Richard III, who ruled for 26 months in the mid-15th century, and was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond claimed the throne as Henry VII

Side by sides of the wax figures of the Six Wives of Henry VIII as photographed by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Henry VIII throne

Queen Mary’s Diamond Riviere. The breathtaking diamond Riviere was comprised of 24 old-cut diamonds set in glitters of gold and silver.

  • Ashlie Jensen
    Ashlie Jensen

    Do you know if this necklace is in a private collection or a museum? I would love to know where it is kept!

  • Ashlie Jensen
    Ashlie Jensen

    Just did some research; it was sold at auction in 2006 to a private collector for a whopping $1,828,224, nearly three times its pre-auction estimate!

List of FREE Tudor eBooks

Nice clickable Tudor family tree

Queen Elizabeth's locket ring, c.1575. The portraits depict Elizabeth (lower) and a likeness of Anne Boleyn, her mother.

Elizabeth of York was the daughter, sister, wife, and mother of kings of England. Her father was Edward IV. Her brother was, briefly, Edward V. Her marriage to Henry VII in 1486 joined the York and Lancaster branches of the royal family, thus ending the Wars of the Roses. Her son was Henry VIII. It is alleged that her uncle, Richard III, wanted to marry her to cement his position as king after he stole it from her brother. Almost forced to marry the uncle who was widely believed to have murde...

The Tudor Book Blog Reading Challenge

The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.

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

Portrait of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, wearing the Order of the Garter (c. 1484-1545) Date circa 1530

Shoes worn by Queen Anne Boleyn

  • Ashlie Jensen
    Ashlie Jensen

    Also, do you know where these shoes are kept? I would love to know their location, too!

The most famous people to lose their head were Henry VIII’s two unfortunate wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Here is the executioner’s axe and chopping block in the White Tower museum (inside The Tower of London). Their bodies are said to lay under the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula.

Map of Tudor England

Side by sides of the wax figures of the Six Wives of Henry VIII as photographed by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Edward VI, who died at age 16

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.