Bloxham 15th century screen the gift of Cardinal Wolsey DSC_0003_01-247

century screen given by Cardinal Wolsey at the Bloxham Parish Church of Our Lady, Oxfordshire. "It was under Royal patronage until

Commissioned for Nonsuch Palace by King Henry VIII - a rare Tudor survival

A series of painted canvas panels at Loseley Park in Surrey are generally accepted to have been commissioned for Henry VIII's magnificent Palace Nonsuch. The two panels (above), show Juno and Neptune.

Rim lock and key from a chest bearing the emblems of Henry VIII (early in the reign: 1509-1510)

This splendid rim lock for a chest bears the emblems of King Henry VIII of England and was made by a court locksmith. The royal emblems include the crown with two fleurs-de-lis flanking the cross of.

Henry was paranoid about being assassinated, and travelled with a locksmith. His locks would be fitted to his bedroom where ever he stayed, and then removed when the royal party moved on, and affixed at his next resting place. This is a photo of one of his surviving locks -- "The Beddington Lock"

Henry was paranoid about being assassinated, and travelled with a locksmith…

An ebony 'Tudor' chair that orginally stood in the entrance hall at Charlton, now at Tyntesfield

An ebony 'Tudor' chair that orginally stood in the entrance hall at Charlton, now at Tyntesfield. Straight back with carved panel, arms supported by turned legs with typical spiralling detail and legs joined with carved rails.

Henry VIII.  Love the gold, scrolling design of the backdrop.  His duds aren't too bad either!

Mary Ann Bernal: History Trivia - Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome

A copy of La Saincte Bible en Francoys, translated by Jacques Lefevre d’Etaples, vol.II. Book bound for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. This copy form Antwerp was made in 1534 and was specially bound for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Crowned Tudor roses and ‘HA’ ciphers appear on the binding of both volumes together with evangelical texts in French.

A copy of La Saincte Bible en Francoys, translated by Jacques Lefevre d’Etaples…

King Henry VIII loved to play football and had a pair of football boots made for him costing 4 shillings (about £100).

King Henry VIII loved to play football (that's soccer to all my American readers) and had a pair of football boots made for him costing 4 shillings (about

Oldest Toilet in England by Jose and Roxanne, via Flickr    Before Sir Henry Norris became One of the Five Blokes to be Beheaded for Getting Randy with Anne Boleyn, he held the title of Henry VIII’s Groom of the Stool. Nowadays this sounds like the worst job ever, and yet at the time it was the crème de la crème of jobs in the royal Tudor household.

Henry VIII's toilet, I prefer his daughters flushing toilet posted in Tudors.

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