Fashion - English Renaissance (16 c.)

English Renaissance (16 c.) fashion and lifestyle
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Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty

Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty

Jane Seymour's  (Queen of England, 3rd wife of King Henry VIII) wedding dress.  You can see King Henry's wedding outfit too.

Jane Seymour's (Queen of England, 3rd wife of King Henry VIII) wedding dress. You can see King Henry's wedding outfit too.

Tudor sword of Henry VIII @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1500-1600, rock crystal and gilt silver

Tudor sword of Henry VIII @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1500-1600, rock crystal and gilt silver

Katherine Parr

Katherine Parr

Portraits of Henry's six wives all lined up!

Portraits of Henry's six wives all lined up!

Prince Edward Tudor - King Henry VIII's only legitimate son (with Jane Seymour) Isn't he adorable. I know historians should not indulge in 'What If' fantasies, but I always wonder what might have happened if Edward lived.

Prince Edward Tudor - King Henry VIII's only legitimate son (with Jane Seymour) Isn't he adorable. I know historians should not indulge in 'What If' fantasies, but I always wonder what might have happened if Edward lived.

The "Phoenix" portrait has always been my favorite. Elizabeth I is one of my all time favorite monarchs.

The "Phoenix" portrait has always been my favorite. Elizabeth I is one of my all time favorite monarchs.

In search of Henry VIII's final queen: Sudeley Castle, and the sad story of Katherine Parr

In search of Henry VIII's final queen: Sudeley Castle, and the sad story of Katherine Parr

Changed the course of England with his lust.    Henry VIII succeeded his father, Henry VII as the second Tudor monarch. Henry’s six wives and marriages were driven as much by a need for sons as infatuation. In order. his wives were Catherine or Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard and Katherine Parr. Two ended by execution, and ultimately caused a schism with Rome and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Parliament proclaimed Henry head of the Church in England…

Changed the course of England with his lust. Henry VIII succeeded his father, Henry VII as the second Tudor monarch. Henry’s six wives and marriages were driven as much by a need for sons as infatuation. In order. his wives were Catherine or Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard and Katherine Parr. Two ended by execution, and ultimately caused a schism with Rome and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Parliament proclaimed Henry head of the Church in England…

Sudeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I window--The Castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII. Henry himself, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Queen Elizabeth 1 and Richard III have all played a part in Sudeley’s story.

Sudeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I window

Sudeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I window--The Castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII. Henry himself, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Queen Elizabeth 1 and Richard III have all played a part in Sudeley’s story.

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