A portrait of Phillip II (1527-1598), King of Spain. After Anthonis Mor, 1558. Philip's wife Mary I of England died the same year that this portrait was painted.

Antonio Moro (Anthonis Mor van Dashorst) Phillip II King of Spain, 1558

The six wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon (divorced), Anne Boleyn…

historysquee:  Katherine of Aragon By Richard Burchett  Oil on panel, 1850’s

Princess Katherine of Aragon By Richard Burchett Oil on panel, Daughter of Ferdinand & Isabella of Spain.

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.  (1533-1603) by Marcus, the Younger Gheeraerts. Portrait painted when Elizabeth was about fifty. This is my personal favorite of all portraits of the Queen.

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. by Marcus, the Younger Gheeraerts. Portrait painted when Elizabeth was about fifty. This is my personal favorite of all portraits of the Queen.

King Henry VIII's wine cellar

King Henry VIII's wine cellar I want a wine cellar like this and hopefully filled with all sorts of yummy wines!

Written by Anne Boleyn in 1528 to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

Letter from the Tower by Anne Boleyn Written in 1528 to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

Sir Francis Drake

Sir Frances Drake, the Devonshire seaman returned to Plymouth in the Golden Hind, becoming the first British navigator to circumnavigate the earth on this day September, 1580

Sir Robert Dudley aged 44 by Nicholas Hilliard, 1576 - 1st Earl of Leicester…

Robert Dudley’s Birthday

Sir Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, aged 44 June 1532 or September favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, miniature painted by Nicholas Hilliard in 1576

1) Model, 2) add chemise, 3)add drawers, 4) add corset, 5) add bustle, 6) add petticoat, 7) finally the dress This bustle is a more slim and practical version of the hoop skirt, taking into conside...

Dressing the Tudor Lady Dressing, at least for the upper class was very complicated and often required several ladies in waiting/maids to help dress the women. The lower class was just more 'lets hope this is warm enough for today'

William Parr was born 1513 he was the brother of Henry VIII's last wife, Kateryn Parr. Henry called Parr, "My Integrity" and he was also known as the 'beloved uncle" of King Edward VI, in whose court he played an active role. Sentenced to death by Queen Mary I, he was nonetheless freed, his titles restored by Queen Elizabeth I. He was charming and debonair, but with a complicated marital history.

William Parr was born 1513 he was the brother of Henry VIII's last wife, Kateryn Parr. Henry called Parr, "My Integrity" and he was also known as the 'beloved uncle" of King Edward VI, in whose court he played an active role. Sentenced to death by Queen Mary I, he was nonetheless freed, his titles restored by Queen Elizabeth I. He was charming and debonair, but with a complicated marital history.

Lady Mary Sidney, she was one of four daughters of Sir Henry Sidney and Mary Dudley, the daughter of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland.

Lady Mary Sidney, she was one of four daughters of Sir Henry Sidney and Mary Dudley, the daughter of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland.

Anne of Cleves by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger line engraving, published 1707.

Anne of Cleves by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger line engraving, published

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