Anthony van Dyck | James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
James Stuart was a loyal supporter of his cousin Charles I and served in high posts at court, such as Gentleman of the Bedchamber and Lord Steward of the Household. He was installed as Knight of the Garter on November 6, 1633, and in 1641 was created Duke of Richmond
Napkin owned by Elizabeth I depicting Anne Boleyn's badge
Napkin of linen damask made for Queen Elizabeth I sometime during her reign. It depicts the arms of Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn (Henry VIII’s second wife). The napkin contains the words ‘Quene Elizabeth’ and ‘God save the Quene’ and a crowned Tudor rose. Victoria and Albert Museum.
Edward VI, king of england
Phillip Mould: This painting was commissioned by Ralph Sheldon (1537-1613), an educated and cultured tapestry manufacturer from Warwickshire. It formed part of a series of portraits of English monarchs, beginning with King Henry V and ending with Edward VI. Sheldon displayed these portraits in the Long Gallery of Weston Hall, which, with a length of 160 feet, was impressive for a country gentleman's house of the time. The artist of the series remains unknown, although his distinct hand is…
Biography – Richard III | King Richard Armitage
Biographical information about King Richard III kindly provided by the Richard III Foundation, Inc. (more details here) [pdf-version - Richard III Biography] Richard III – A Man and His Times In 1399, the Englis...
Catherine Carey, daughter of Mary Boleyn, niece of Anne Boleyn, possible daughter of Henry VIII
This is the first color version of this portrait that I have found. It clearly shows her (possibly Tudor) red hair and the dark brown eyes so characteristic of the Boleyn family. It is not impossible from this portrait to imagine that she is the daughter of Henry VIII. Catherine is very pregnant in this portrait, probably with one of her two youngest daughters.
Thomas Seymour, Brother of Queen Jane
Seymour was a son of Sir John Seymour and the former Margarey Wentworth. Sir John and Lady Seymour had eight surviving children; the eldest was Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, the second, Thomas. He was an older brother of Jane Seymour, the third Queen consort of King Henry VIII of England and mother of Edward VI. After the death of that king, Thomas Seymour married his sixth wife and widow, Catherine Parr. Thomas spent his childhood in Wulfhall, outside Savernake Forest, in Wiltshire…
Portrait of Jane Seymour, by Holbein (c.1536-7)
Portrait of Jane Seymour, by Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1536-7. Oil on oak; 65.4 x 40.7cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. The exact date of this painting is unknown, though clearly between the time of Jane’s marriage to Henry VIII in May 1536 and her death following childbirth in October 1537. The purpose of the painting is also unclear. The lack of reference to it in the royal inventories indicates that it was probably meant to be sent abroad. It was customary for royalty to send…
Elin Ulfsdotter Snakenborg, Marchioness of Northampton, also known as Helena, and Helena the Red for her red hair, (c 1549 – 10 April 1635) was a Swedish-born noblewoman, Maid of Honour of Queen Elizabeth I of England, and Marchioness of Northampton by her marriage to William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton, brother of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's last queen. In coronation robes for James I and VI
Portrait Miniature of Elizbeth I, Queen of England
Portrait medallion of Elizabeth I of England, obverse, 1572-1573 Date: between 1572 and 1573 Medium: gold and rock crystal over miniature Diplomatic gift to Adriaen de Manmaker, appointed Treasurer General of the province of Zeeland on 20 October 1573.