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Background imageTudor Collection: The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose, Tudor ship, built in 1510. In service for 34 years, it sank in 1545. Discovered in 1971 it was successfully raised from the sea bed in 1982 amid much publicity. Date: 1982

Background imageTudor Collection: Dartmouth Castle J000008

Dartmouth Castle J000008
DARTMOUTH CASTLE, Devon. Aerial view reconstruction drawing of the castle c1550 by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageTudor Collection: Portrait of Henry Wriothesley (1573-1624) 3rd Earl of Southampton c. 1600 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Henry Wriothesley (1573-1624) 3rd Earl of Southampton c. 1600 (oil on canvas)
XCF268049 Portrait of Henry Wriothesley (1573-1624) 3rd Earl of Southampton c.1600 (oil on canvas) (detail) by English School, (17th century); 204.5x121.9 cm; National Portrait Gallery, London

Background imageTudor Collection: Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn (1507? - 1536) Second Queen of King Henry VIII from 1533 until 1536. Mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Date: 1950

Background imageTudor Collection: The Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1590 (oil on panel)

The Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1590 (oil on panel)
BAL1648 The Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, c.1590 (oil on panel) by English School, (16th century); 110.5x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTudor Collection: England / Chesterfield

England / Chesterfield
A busy scene in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, with the crooked spire dominating the skyline in the background

Background imageTudor Collection: Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Artist: George Gower

Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Artist: George Gower
Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Version of the Armada portrait attributed to George Gower. The last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I (1533-1603) ruled from 1558 until 1603

Background imageTudor Collection: Nunney Castle N061017

Nunney Castle N061017
NUNNEY CASTLE, Somerset. Aerial view cutaway reconstruction drawing by Stephen Conlin. The great tower as it might have appeared in the 1580s

Background imageTudor Collection: Old London Bridge a98_05984

Old London Bridge a98_05984
Extract from an engraving showing the City of London from Southwark. Major monuments are recorded, including Old London Bridge

Background imageTudor Collection: Kenilworth Castle c. 1575 J940479

Kenilworth Castle c. 1575 J940479
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. Reconstruction drawing of the castle as it might have appeared in 1575 by Alan Sorrell

Background imageTudor Collection: Rushton Triangular Lodge J010078

Rushton Triangular Lodge J010078
RUSHTON TRIANGULAR LODGE, Northamptonshire. View from the North East

Background imageTudor Collection: King Henry VIII and his three wife and children

King Henry VIII and his three wife and children
King Henry VIII (1491 - 1547), England Royalty, reigned (1509 1547) with three of his wifes and children. (Left to right) wives Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Parr, children Princess Elizabeth

Background imageTudor Collection: Mary, Lady Heveningham, c1532-1543 (1945). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Mary, Lady Heveningham, c1532-1543 (1945). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Mary, Lady Heveningham, c1532-1543 (1945). Mary Shelton (1510/15-1570/71), wife of Sir Anthony Heveningham, daughter of Sir John Shelton, and cousin of Queen Anne

Background imageTudor Collection: Sir Thomas More J920199

Sir Thomas More J920199
KENWOOD HOUSE, SUFFOLK COLLECTION, London. " Sir Thomas More " c1600 after Hans HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER (1497/8-1543)

Background imageTudor Collection: Kenilworth Castle J980114

Kenilworth Castle J980114
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. Aerial view reconstruction drawing of the castle in Tudor times by Ivan Lapper

Background imageTudor Collection: Rebecca - Elizabeth I K970026

Rebecca - Elizabeth I K970026
AUDLEY END HOUSE, Essex. " Elizabeth I" by Biagio REBECCA (1735-1808). After Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

Background imageTudor Collection: Henry VIII J010074

Henry VIII J010074
AUDLEY END HOUSE, Essex. The Saloon - detail of " King Henry VIII" by Biagio REBECCA (1735-1808). The painting is based on a picture in Hampton Court Palace attributed to Joos Van Cleve

Background imageTudor Collection: Leicester 1950S

Leicester 1950S
A No. 94 tram goes through the Clock Tower area of Leicester city centre

Background imageTudor Collection: Lindisfarne Castle N080248

Lindisfarne Castle N080248
LINDISFARNE CASTLE, Holy Island, Northumberland. Decaying fishing boat with the castle in the background - monochrome

Background imageTudor Collection: Old Houses, St. Peters Gate, Nottingham, 1842

Old Houses, St. Peters Gate, Nottingham, 1842
Artist: Bussey, Reuben - Title: Old Houses, St. Peters Gate, Nottingham, 1842 - Date: 1870 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 61 x 50.8

Background imageTudor Collection: Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley J950051

Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley J950051
KENILWORTH CASTLE, Warwickshire. A reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper of Queen Elizabeth I being welcomed to Kenilworth by Robert Dudley in July 1575

Background imageTudor Collection: Lindisfarne Castle K880004

Lindisfarne Castle K880004
LINDISFARNE CASTLE, Northumberland. General view from the West

Background imageTudor Collection: Pendennis Castle N070693

Pendennis Castle N070693
PENDENNIS CASTLE, Falmouth, Cornwall. Aerial view of castle and surrounding coastline

Background imageTudor Collection: Lindisfarne Castle K011703

Lindisfarne Castle K011703
LINDISFARNE CASTLE, Holy Island, Northumberland. View of the castle with fields in the foreground

Background imageTudor Collection: Upnor Castle staircase K951095

Upnor Castle staircase K951095
UPNOR CASTLE, Upper Upnor, Kent. Interior detail of the circular / spiral staircase leading down to the water bastion

Background imageTudor Collection: Berry Pomeroy Castle J860421

Berry Pomeroy Castle J860421
BERRY POMEROY CASTLE, Devon. Reconstruction drawing by Frank Gardiner (English Heritage Graphics Team) showing the 15th century defences, including the gatehouse and the Elizabethan mansion

Background imageTudor Collection: Leeds Castle 24978_031

Leeds Castle 24978_031
LEEDS CASTLE, Kent. Aerial view. First built in 1119, the castle became a royal palace for Edward I and Eleanor of Castile in 1278, who added the successive gatehouse defences of the barbican

Background imageTudor Collection: Bath Spa Station, Somerset, March 1950

Bath Spa Station, Somerset, March 1950
A view of the Tudor style facade of Bath Spa station in Somerset decorated for the visit of HRH Princess Elizabeth on 3rd May 1950

Background imageTudor Collection: Agas Map of London, c1561

Agas Map of London, c1561. Sheet 10, showing part of Southwark, London Bridge, ships on the River Thames, part of the City of London and the Tower of London with its moat

Background imageTudor Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797

A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 45 S

Background imageTudor Collection: Hardwick Old Hall J980043

Hardwick Old Hall J980043
HARDWICK OLD HALL, Derbyshire. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Urmston. Bess of Hardwick entertaining in the Great Chamber c1590

Background imageTudor Collection: Winchester Cathedral Priory IC263_001

Winchester Cathedral Priory IC263_001
Reconstruction drawing depicting an aerial view of Winchester Cathedral Priory as it may have appeared at the time of the Dissolution, circa 1540

Background imageTudor Collection: Eltham Palace c. 1604 N110031

Eltham Palace c. 1604 N110031
ELTHAM PALACE. Reconstruction drawing by Liam Wales of Eltham Palace in about 1604, based primarily on two surveys by Thorpe. The surviving Great Hall can be seen in the centre of the picture

Background imageTudor Collection: Thomas Cromwell Earl of Essex, painted by Holbein. Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, KG, PC (c)

Thomas Cromwell Earl of Essex, painted by Holbein. Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, KG, PC (c)
Thomas Cromwell Earl of Essex, painted by Holbein. Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, KG, PC (c. 1485(1) - 28 July 1540), known as 1st Baron Cromwell of Wimbledon between 1536 and 1540

Background imageTudor Collection: Hurst Castle N071874

Hurst Castle N071874
HURST CASTLE, Hampshire. Aerial view of the castle showing its position on the spit

Background imageTudor Collection: Walmer Castle engraving N070832

Walmer Castle engraving N070832
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. North west view of Walmer Castle in the county of Kent by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck

Background imageTudor Collection: Hardwick Old Hall N060143

Hardwick Old Hall N060143
HARDWICK OLD HALL, Derbyshire. Reconstruction drawing by Liam Wales of the Best Bedchamber on the 3rd floor in 1601

Background imageTudor Collection: St Mawes Castle J870402

St Mawes Castle J870402
ST MAWES CASTLE, Cornwall. View of the castle with the lighthouse of St. Anthonys Head in the distance

Background imageTudor Collection: Katherine of Aragon, first queen of Henry VIII

Katherine of Aragon, first queen of Henry VIII

Background imageTudor Collection: Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showing his Experiment on Electricity to Queen Elizabeth I

Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showing his Experiment on Electricity to Queen Elizabeth I
BAL99459 Dr William Gilbert (1544-1603) showing his Experiment on Electricity to Queen Elizabeth I and her Court, 19th century (oil on canvas) (see detail 99460) by Hunt

Background imageTudor Collection: Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)

Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)
XOS1448854 Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving) by Visscher, Nicolaes (Claes) Jansz (1586-1652); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of London from South bank with its Tudor theatres)

Background imageTudor Collection: The Tudors IC132_004

The Tudors IC132_004
King Henry VIII of England, based on the portrait of Henry by Hans Holbein the Younger. In the background is the gatehouse of his residence, Hampton Court Palace. Illustration by Ivan Lapper, 1990s

Background imageTudor Collection: Tombland Alley, Norwich a98_07528

Tombland Alley, Norwich a98_07528
TOMBLAND ALLEY, Norwich, Norfolk. This view looks through the archway under 14 Tombland, a mid 16th-century house built for Augustine Steward, a former mayor of Norwich

Background imageTudor Collection: The Library at St. Johns College, Oxford CC50_00824

The Library at St. Johns College, Oxford CC50_00824
LIBRARY, ST JOHNs COLLEGE, Oxford, Oxfordshire. The interior of the old library in Canterbury Quad, built in 1596-1601, showing rows of bookcases leading up to the large window at the east end

Background imageTudor Collection: St Mawes Castle engraving N070781

St Mawes Castle engraving N070781
ST MAWES CASTLE, Cornwall. East view of St Maws Castle in the County of Cornwall by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck

Background imageTudor Collection: Stained glass windows, Eltham Palace K020351

Stained glass windows, Eltham Palace K020351
ELTHAM PALACE, London. Detail of stained glass in the Great Hall interior. Coats of arms of Edward I & III, Richard II and Henry VIII

Background imageTudor Collection: Berwick Castle J010066

Berwick Castle J010066
BERWICK CASTLE, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. Reconstruction drawing of the West (white) wall and tower and Henry VIII fortifications by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageTudor Collection: Byland Abbey J940485

Byland Abbey J940485
BYLAND ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell showing the abbey as it might have appeared in the year 1539




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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world England. From the iconic Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, showcasing her regal power and strength, to the enchanting landscapes of Chesterfield, this era is a treasure trove of history. Delve into the scandalous life of Anne Boleyn, whose beauty and charisma captured King Henry VIII's heart. Witness the grandeur and complexity of their relationship as you explore portraits depicting them together, along with their three wives and children. The tumultuous reigns of these monarchs shaped not only England but also its place on the global stage. Discover maritime history through The Mary Rose, a magnificent warship that met an unfortunate fate at sea. Its excavation brought forth a wealth of artifacts that offer glimpses into everyday life during this period. Nunney Castle stands as a testament to Tudor architecture's elegance and resilience. Marvel at its well-preserved ruins while imagining life within its walls centuries ago. Elizabeth I, known for her intelligence and political prowess, is immortalized in George Gower's stunning portrait. Her reign marked an era of cultural flourishing known as the Elizabethan Golden Age. Travel north to Sheffield in Yorkshire where W. Fairbank's meticulous plan showcases the town's layout during late Tudor times. Observe how it has evolved over centuries yet still retains echoes from this remarkable period. Kenilworth Castle beckons with its majestic presence—a symbol of power owned by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester—whose close relationship with Queen Elizabeth I sparked rumors throughout courtly circles. Lastly, gaze upon Henry VIII himself—the larger-than-life king who left an indelible mark on English history through his six marriages and religious reforms. Rebecca - Elizabeth I captures our imagination with her striking resemblance to one another—an intriguing connection between two powerful women separated by time but united by strength and determination.