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Tom Derry, fl. 1614. Jester to Anne of Denmark. 1614 ... Tom Derry or Durie was the ‘fool’ employed by Queen Anne of Denmark, the wife of King James VI and I. Monarchs and some aristocrats maintained the medieval tradition of keeping a fool or jester as part of their household until well into the seventeenth century. Some jesters assumed the role as a profession, whereas others occupied the position because of a mental or physical impairment. A much-loved servant, the Queen commissioned…

Tom Derry, fl. 1614. Jester to Anne of Denmark. 1614 ... Tom Derry or Durie was the ‘fool’ employed by Queen Anne of Denmark, the wife of King James VI and I. Monarchs and some aristocrats maintained the medieval tradition of keeping a fool or jester as part of their household until well into the seventeenth century. Some jesters assumed the role as a profession, whereas others occupied the position because of a mental or physical impairment. A much-loved servant, the Queen commissioned…

Portrait of Elizabeth Stuart by Robert Peake the Elder, ca. 1606 (PD-art/old), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a match between James VI's daughter Elizabeth, and Sigismund III's son Ladislaus was seriously considered, in 1607 Sigismund sent to Queen Anne of Denmark in London portrait of himself with his son and some amber through English envoy in Poland William Bruce, while according to Jakub Sobieski's relation from 1609, princess Elizabeth had a portrait of Prince of Poland above her bed

Portrait of Elizabeth Stuart by Robert Peake the Elder, ca. 1606 (PD-art/old), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a match between James VI's daughter Elizabeth, and Sigismund III's son Ladislaus was seriously considered, in 1607 Sigismund sent to Queen Anne of Denmark in London portrait of himself with his son and some amber through English envoy in Poland William Bruce, while according to Jakub Sobieski's relation from 1609, princess Elizabeth had a portrait of Prince of Poland above her bed

Anne Corfitzdatter of Hardenberg (Anne Corfitzdatter Rønnow gift Hardenberg) (died 1588) was a Danish noblewoman. She served as a lady-in-waiting to the Dowager Queen Dorothea of Denmark from 1559–1572 and was the mistress to Frederick II, King of Denmark

Anne Corfitzdatter of Hardenberg (Anne Corfitzdatter Rønnow gift Hardenberg) (died 1588) was a Danish noblewoman. She served as a lady-in-waiting to the Dowager Queen Dorothea of Denmark from 1559–1572 and was the mistress to Frederick II, King of Denmark

1563 Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603 Thought to be Elizabeth I (also called the Gripsholm Portrait) by an Unknown Artist

1563 Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603 Thought to be Elizabeth I (also called the Gripsholm Portrait) by an Unknown Artist

Anne of Denmark, 1574 - 1619. Queen of James VI and I. Dated 1595 .... Anne was the daughter of Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway. It was arranged for her to marry James VI of Scotland and, in September 1589, she set sail to meet her new husband. With no sign of Anne’s arrival by October, James decided to try and find the party. He eventually found her in Upslo (now Oslo) where they officially wed. They returned to Scotland on 1 May 1590. With the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603 and…

Anne of Denmark, 1574 - 1619. Queen of James VI and I. Dated 1595 .... Anne was the daughter of Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway. It was arranged for her to marry James VI of Scotland and, in September 1589, she set sail to meet her new husband. With no sign of Anne’s arrival by October, James decided to try and find the party. He eventually found her in Upslo (now Oslo) where they officially wed. They returned to Scotland on 1 May 1590. With the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603 and…

Lady Katherine Neville, Lady Constable, aged 60. By Robert Peake the elder, 1590. National Trust Inventory Number: 254672. Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset.

Lady Katherine Neville, Lady Constable, aged 60. By Robert Peake the elder, 1590. National Trust Inventory Number: 254672. Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset.

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