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Portrait of Henry VIII, circa 1520 In his younger years Henry was a healthy, strong, very handsome young man. He was tall and his good looks were often spoken about. He enjoyed playing sports including, archery, wrestling, jousting and hunting.

QUEENS CONSORT by Lisa Hilton; HENRY by David Starkey

It is often said that we do not know how Elizabeth I felt about her mother, Anne Boleyn, and it is widely written that she only spoken of her twice in her entire life...Using a surprising amount of contemporary evidence and a little bit of conjecture based on fact, we can, in fact determine how Elizabeth felt about Anne.-BB. Read more in "Death Could Not Separate Them: How Elizabeth I Connected to Her Deceased Mother"…

Being Bess: Death Could Not Separate Them: How Elizabeth I Connected to Her Deceased Mother Anne Boleyn

Interesting article about the possibility of Henery VIII being Kell positive. There is a boon written about this that I am very interested in reading.

Was Henry VIII to blame for his wives’ miscarriages? Monarch had rare blood disease that also sent him mad

King Henry VIII was born on this day June, King of England and second son of Henry VII he married six times, beheaded two wives, broke away from the Catholic Church to form the Church of England.

Detail from Henry VIII’s First Interview with Anne Boleyn by Daniel Maclise, c.1835

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She is our cousin, 15 times removed. He is our cousin, 15 times removed.

A  diplomat described Henry VIII in 1515 when the king was 24: "His Majesty is the handsomest potentate I ever set eyes on; above the usual height, with an extremely fine calf to his leg, his complexion very fair and bright, auburn hair combed straight and short, in the French fashion, and a round face so very beautiful that it would become a pretty woman."

King Henry VIII This earlier image, by contrast, was not painted to commemorate the strength and triumphs of the Tudor dynasty but to record a truthful likeness of the young king. It shows Henry just after he had started to grow a beard, which

'Last ever' painting of Henry VIII uncovered in Wiltshire: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539831/Henry-VIIIs-painting-uncovered-Wiltshire.html

'Last ever' painting of Henry VIII uncovered in Wiltshire

King Henry VIII (age c29) - Painting by unknown artist, c1520

King Henry VIII by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist oil on panel, circa 1520 20 in. mm x 381 mm)

June 20, 1540: Anne of Cleves worried about the attention Henry was paying to Catherine Howard. Read more on www.janetwertman.com

June 20, 1540 – Anne of Cleves Worried About Henry’s Attention to Catherine Howard

Anne of Cleves, Studio of Barthel Bruyn the Elder. Photo: St John’s College, Oxford. Not a Holbein!

Lady Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII. Based on a sketch Holbein of Mary Tudor as Lady at her father's court.

Beautiful Gold Necklace: Lady Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII. Based on a sketch Holbein of Mary Tudor as Lady at her father's court

After Henry VIII died in 1547, a full inventory of his possessions was commissioned in London. Here are some of the stranger items on the list. 9 Bizarre Objects Owned By Henry VIII | Mental Floss

9 Bizarre Objects Owned by Henry VIII

9 Bizarre Objects Owned By Henry VIII.The most king in British history owned some very unusual curiosities indeed.

Charles Brandon,  Duke of Suffolk,  second husband of Mary Tudor,  formerly Queen of France, and sister to Henry Vlll.

Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, second husband of Mary Tudor, formerly Queen of France, and sister to Henry Vlll.

One of six portraits purported to be Mary Boleyn-Excerpt from Mary's letter to Cromwell, after her secret marriage to William Stafford 1534, and banishment from Court- 'Master secretary, after my poor recommendations, which are little to be regarded of me that am a poor banished creature, this shall be to desire you to be good to my poor husband and to me.'

Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn Mary Boleyn (c. July was a member of the English Boleyn family, which enjoyed considerable influence during the reign of King Henry VIII of England. Mary was the sister of Queen consort Anne Boleyn.

Catherine of Aragon, First Wife of Henry VIII, Waxwork at Warwick Castle

Catherine of Aragon, First Wife of Henry VIII, Waxwork at Warwick Castle. I wish I would have been up on my Tudor history a little better when I visited Warwick Castle!

Henry VIII with Cardinal Wolsey.

Henry VIII and Wolsey ~ Cardinal Wolsey: Henry VIII's most able and devoted minister, betrayed. Thomas Wolsey born a butcher’s son, rose in Tudor times to Archbishop of York while serving both Henry VII and Henry VIII.

A Tudor queen with red hair. Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. When all the family intrigue and in-fighting was said and done, she prevailed and became successor to the Crown.

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Tudor queen w/red hair. Elizabeth I was queen of England/ Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the & last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was execu

Mary Tudor (18 March 1496 – 25 June 1533) was the younger of the two surviving daughters of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, and the younger sister of King Henry VIII of England. She was also queen consort of France through her marriage to Louis XII. The latter was more than 30 years her senior. Following his death, which occurred less than two months after her coronation as his third wife, she married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk.

Mary Tudor, Henry’s sister, detail from her marriage portrait to Charles Brandon, 1515 - she was considered to be one of the great beauties of Europe in her time and Henry VIII’s favourite sister.

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