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Tudor monarchs' treasured possessions to go on display at Portrait Gallery

Elizabeth I's locket ring ~ 1575 ~ secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn ~ 1575


St Edwards Crown - Anne Boleyn is the only consort, before or since, to have been crowned with the St Edward crown, which is reserved for the actual monarch. On 1 June 1533, Anne was anointed, then this crown was placed on her, a spectre of gold was placed in her right hand, and a rod of ivory was placed in her left hand. She was basically crowned as regnant.


This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open. The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is a direct descendant.

from Mail Online

In search of Henry VIII's final queen: Sudeley Castle, and the sad story of Katherine Parr

She is often seen as the least significant of Henry VIII's six queens - but Katherine Parr was an intriguing woman whose melancholy story will be told this weekend at Sudeley Castle...


ANNE OF CLEVES (1515-1557), Queen of England, fourth wife of Henry VIII, King of England, daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, and Mary, was born on the 22nd of September 1515. Her father was the leader of the German Protestants, and the princess, after the death of Jane Seymour, was regarded by Cromwell as a suitable wife for Henry VIII.


Edward VI (1547-1553), was King of England and Ireland from 1547 until his death. The son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty. 62p British Stamp (2009)


Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder), all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.