The "Hampden" portrait of Elizabeth I of England, an early full-length portrait of the young queen in a red satin gown. Sold at Sotheby's, London, for £2.6 million in November 2007. Preview, believed it to be an important early portrait, undertaken at a time when her image was being tightly controlled. 'This is a portrait dating from the mid to late 1560s, one of a group produced in response to a crisis over the production of the royal image
King Henry VIII - Facts, Information, Biography & Portraits
Henry VIII at eighteen, the year he became king and married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, who was turning 24. (I think he's rather funny looking here, but I guess given how tall he was, he was probably a tall, gangly teen until he filled out. He was supposed to be very athletic and musical.)
Six Wives Badges
The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.