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King Henry Viii
Alice Spencer, portrait by an anuknown artist in the circle of Marcus Gheerhaerts the Younger. Her first husband was a descendant of Princess Mary Rose Tudor, Ferdinando Stanley. Their daugher Anne Stanley was heiress presumptive to Queen Elizabeth I. Born in Althorp, England, the younger daughter of Sir John Spencer, an ancestor of Princess Diana. Her second husband was Thomas Egerton , 1st Viscount Brackley.
Elizabeth I at Tilbury-From her Speech: '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, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.'
The Prince Tudor theory (also known as Tudor Rose theory) is a variant of the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship, which asserts that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford was the true author of the works published under the name of William Shakespeare. The Prince Tudor variant holds that Oxford and Queen Elizabeth I were lovers and had a child who was raised as Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. The theory followed earlier arguments that Francis Bacon was a son of the queen.
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, was the son of King Henry VIII of England and his teenage mistress, Elizabeth (Bessie) Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring whom Henry acknowledged. He was born in 1519, and married Lady Mary Howard at the age of 14. He died childless in 1536 when he was just 17.
A Tudor Pomander or Musk Ball. Because of the bad scents which accompanied Tudor England settings, MUSK BALLS were part their lives. Usually, an orange was placed inside the BALL to freshen the air with pleasant scents. I suppose it is like our scent candles today. Amazing 16th century object from the Queen’s collection at Windsor Castle, the Round Tower. It probably was in the collection of Queen Elizabeth I. It was found in the River Thames at Windsor.
Henry VIIIs first love token to Anne Boleyn. This is the first love token King Henry VIII gave to Anne Boleyn, which she kept until her death. It is a tiny gold dog whistle with a salt spoon, earpick and toothpick (he was known for his hygeine!). When Anne gave it to her jailer shortly before her execution she pointed out that the design is of a serpent adding and thus he (Henry) proved ever unto me. Its now kept at Chequers, the Prime Ministers country residence.
Queen Elizabeth's coronation gown was decorated with pale pink Tudor roses (England); pale green leeks (Wales); green and silver shamrocks (Ireland); pale purple and amethyst thistles (Scotland); green and gold maple leaves (Canada); mimosa yellow wattle flowers (Australia); silver and green ferns (New Zealand); pink and silver proteas (South Africa) ; golden wheat (Pakistan) and mother of pearl and opal lotus flowers (India and Ceylon).