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Speech by Elizabeth I - "I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England, too."

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George Gower, The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, c. 1588. Private collection, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, UK. Made to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish armada in August, 1588, it shows the queen as Empress of the world and commander of the seas. (There is a cut-down copy in the National Portrait Gallery, London)

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Ferdinand of Aragon (1452-1516) and Isabella of Castile (1451-1504), a reliquary in the Royal Chapel, Capilla Real. Parents of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII.

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Antique Print of Catherine of Aragaon - King Henry's first wife. Divorced to marry Anne Boleyn.

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Royal Family Around the World: Spanish Royal Family

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Queen Letizia shows off her style credentials in Madrid

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