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Oct 3 '14
strange-shadow:

history jokes in the history department

strange-shadow:

history jokes in the history department

Apr 11 '14

(Source: karasquirrel)

Jan 29 '14

historylovinggeek:

Signature of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

Oct 29 '13

‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too’ – Queen Elizabeth I 

‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too’ – Queen Elizabeth I 

Sep 23 '13
kinginthegrave:

in the Richard III museum in York there’s a guest book for visitors to write whether or not they think he was guilty of having his nephews killed
well
idk about everyone else but I’m convinced

kinginthegrave:

in the Richard III museum in York there’s a guest book for visitors to write whether or not they think he was guilty of having his nephews killed

well

idk about everyone else but I’m convinced

Sep 23 '13
May 26 '13
princessoftherenaissance:

Letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, c. 1527.

princessoftherenaissance:

Letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, c. 1527.

Mar 30 '13
Mar 18 '13

beatonna:

tiny-librarian:

I just found this series of books about the wives of Henry VIII, and I have to say I ADORE the covers.

Henry gets progressively older in each one, which is fantastic since most show him as old fat Henry all the time.

The wives all look quite decently accurate too, and are based on portraits done of them. I like that they each have their successors lurking in the background of their covers, like a reminder that they’re not going to be Queen for very long.

I wish more books would do illustrations like this nowadays, instead of using portraits or stock photos.

haha Henry creeping around on these covers is the best.

Henry!  You total perv.

Okay, little out of the ordinary here, but I had to!

Mar 16 '13

the-wicked-knight:

1)Field and tournament armour of King Henry VIII. English, Greenwich, dated 1540. Possible intended for wear at the tournament held during 15 May 1540 to celebrate May Day. Made by Erasmus Kyrkenar and decorated by Giovanni di Maiano or Francis Quelblaunce based on designs by Hans Holbein the Younger.

2)Horse armour of King Henry VIII (known as the Burgundian Bard). Flemish, about 1511-15. Part of an armour presented by the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, to Henry VIII to mark his marriage to Katherine of Aragon. Made by Guille Margot and decorated by Paul van Vrelant.

3)Combat armor for Henry VIII(when he was in his early twenties), which was meant to be used at the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520. It is the only surviving example of an all-enclosing armor; the entire body is covered.

4)Henry VIII’s armor from about 1540.

5)a young Henry VIII’s jousting armor with intertwined Hs and Ks,dated 1515, now in the Tower of London.

6)Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England Steel, blackened, etched, and gilt; textile and leather Italian (Milan or Brescia), about 1544.

7)The Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England “This impressive armor was made for Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) towards the end of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout. Constructed for use on horse and on foot it was probably worn by the king during his last military campaign, the siege of Boulogne in 1544.”

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Mar 16 '13
christianroseclarkson:

Elizabeth of Bohemia, by Nicholas Hilliard, 1605-10

christianroseclarkson:

Elizabeth of Bohemia, by Nicholas Hilliard, 1605-10

Mar 4 '13

echo-of-words:

“I must shape my own coat according to my cloth, but it will not be after the fashion of this world, God willing, but fit for me.” 
― Arbella Stuart, The Letters of Lady Arbella Stuart
Nov 28 '12
Lady Arbella Stuart as a child

Lady Arbella Stuart as a child

Nov 5 '12
Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, 1596-1662, was the daughter of King James I, the granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the great-granddaughter of Margaret Tudor.
One of the intents of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was to kidnap Elizabeth and set her up as a Catholic monarch following the planned assassination of her father on November 5, 1605. 

Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, 1596-1662, was the daughter of King James I, the granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the great-granddaughter of Margaret Tudor.

One of the intents of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was to kidnap Elizabeth and set her up as a Catholic monarch following the planned assassination of her father on November 5, 1605. 

Oct 25 '12
Catherine Willoughby, the Duchess of Suffolk, was the fourth wife of Charles Brandon. For a time it was rumored that Henry VIII might divorce Catherine Parr in order to marry the Duchess. After the death of Catherine Parr, Willoughby became the guardian of Parr’s only child, Mary Seymour. It is unknown what became of Mary, though she likely died as a toddler. 

Catherine Willoughby, the Duchess of Suffolk, was the fourth wife of Charles Brandon. For a time it was rumored that Henry VIII might divorce Catherine Parr in order to marry the Duchess. After the death of Catherine Parr, Willoughby became the guardian of Parr’s only child, Mary Seymour. It is unknown what became of Mary, though she likely died as a toddler.