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HENRY VIII (1491-1547). King of England, 1509-1547. Copper engraving, English, 18th century.

HENRY VIII (1491-1547). King of England, 1509-1547. Copper engraving, English, 18th century.

A sketch of Anne Boleyn. Holbein's portraits of her may have been destroyed by Henry VIII

Sketch of Anne Boleyn, believed to be contemporary and done by Hans Holbein the Younger during her marriage to Henry VIII.

'Last ever' painting of Henry VIII uncovered in Wiltshire: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539831/Henry-VIIIs-painting-uncovered-Wiltshire.html

'Last ever' painting of Henry VIII uncovered in Wiltshire

The Black Book of the Garter, showing the page in which the enthronement of England's King Henry VIII is depicted

The Black Book of the Garter, showing the page where the enthronement of England's King Henry VIII is depicted

Henry II (1154-89) Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on 5th March, 1133.

Henry II Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on March,

Henry VIII's lock for his private apartments. King Henry VIII took the lock everywhere and had it installed at whichever castle he was staying at. Henry kept its key all to himself; late in life Henry became increasingly paranoid and erratic.

Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken English throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims

Henry VIII's lock for his private apartments. King Henry VIII took the lock everywhere and had it installed at whichever castle he was staying at. Henry kept its key all to himself; late in life Henry became increasingly paranoid and erratic.

Sir Thomas Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, 7th Earl of Ormond. Anne's Father. A handsome man who was from a wealthy mercer family. He was born at the family home at Hever Castle, Kent. He was a diplomat and a politician. His mother was Lady Margaret Butler from Co. Tipperary, Ireland and he owes his Irish titles to her. Athough matrilineal descent wasnt considered valid for Earldoms but his two pretty daughters made up for that as Henry dallied with first Mary and then…

This gentleman is Sir Thomas Le Strange. The full portrait by Holbein, of which this is a detail, gives his name in the upper left. Le Strange was a courtier of Henry VIII, and was with him at the Field of the Cloth of Gold.

Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken English throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims Interesting...

Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken English throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims

Illegitimate: A depiction of Bessie Blount - King Henry VIII's secret mistress from the side of her parent's tomb - Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken English throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims

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