Book that helped Henry VIII annul his marriage discovered in Cornwall
The 1495 summary of works by philosopher and theologian William of Ockham shows how agents for the monarch scoured the country for texts in order to question the authority of the pope.
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Kings and Queens (Tudors) (2009)
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)
King Henry VII receives Lady Catherine Gordon. She was married to Perkin Warbeck (circa 1474 – 23 November 1499) known as a pretender to the English throne during the reign of King Henry VII of England. By claiming to be Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, the younger son of King Edward IV, one of the "Princes in the Tower". Many think that he was indeed the Prince, as his mother supported his claim and secretly funded him. Unfortunately she did not live to see him arrive on English…
Holbein sketches of Anne Boleyn
David Starkey and Bendor Grovesnor have argued the case ( here ) for the night gown sketch being Anne. If the woman in the nightgown is Anne, then so is the woman in the hood when you compare them side by side. Medal reconstruction by Lucy Churchill (website here) Holbein colouring to look like…
Thomas Cromwell, successor to Cardinal Wolsey. Later created Earl of Essex; executed for High Treason after his involvement in arranging Henry VIII's fifth marriage (Anne of Cleves)
The Royal Wedding of Prince Arthur and Infanta Catalina
On Sunday, 14th of November 1501, Katherine of Aragon and Arthur Tudor were married in a splendid ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. She was led to the church by her brother-in-law, Henry Tudor, the Duke of York who also wore white and gold. White was a color not normally seen in brides, and…
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Another portrait of Thomas Cromwell, who's looking younger and less worried here than in the more well known Holbein portrait (see other pin on this board). Cromwell is the main character in Hillary Mantel's novels "Wolf Hall" (which won the coveted Booker prize) and "Bring Up the Bodies", both of which are great reads about the intrigues at the court of Henry VIII.