Tudor sword of Henry VIII @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1500-1600, rock crystal and gilt silver
Sir Charles Cavendish (1620-1643). Son of The 2nd Earl of Devonshire and cousin to William Cavendish, Earl of Newcastle. Fought at Edge Hill and given command of the Duke of York's troop. Formed his own regiment of horse. Accompanied Henrietta Maria to Newark which he made his HQ. Took Grantham in March 1643 and killed at Gainsborough in July 1643.
Emma of Normandy, Anglia Reginæ (@LariTudor)
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Anne Boleyn: Mother of the Virgin Queen
The past 20 years of research have been good to Anne Boleyn. Many respected scholars have vindicated her reputation, chief among them Professor Eric Ives. We now know that Anne was highly educated, and regarded as a brilliant mind. In her brief time as Queen she was a champion of the reform movement in England. She gave assistance to the poor, and began to create more educational opportunities for the lower classes, two causes her daughter Elizabeth would later adopt. A copy of a 1534…