The Tudors King Henry played by Johnathan Rhys Meyers

King Henry VIII of England portrayed by Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers --- The Tudors -- an Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst for Showtime cable.

Portraits of 16th century ladies by Richard Burchett 1815–1875) at Palace of Westminster; Catherine Howard Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Mary of Guise, Queen of Scotland Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour / Portraits of century ladies by Richard Burchett at Palace of Westminster; Catherine Howard Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Mary of Guise, Queen of Scotland Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour

King Henry VIII's six wives. Catherine of Aragon (divorced); Anne Boleyn (beheaded); Jane Seymour (died); Anne of Cleves (divorced); Catherine Howard (beheaded); and Catherine Parr (predeceased by Henry VIII).

Henry VIII's break from Rome King Henry VIII's six wives. Catherine of Aragon (divorced); Anne of Cleves (divorced); and Catherine Parr (predeceased by Henry VIII).

Katherine Parr, Sixth Wife of King Henry VIII... Actually can trace our family back to a cousin of hers!

Formerly called “Lady Jane Grey” Unknown Artist. The unfortunate Jane Grey was my ancestor. Her story would convince anyone it was perilous to take on a Tudor.

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

This is the funeral effigy of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

Henry VIII -- -- Joos van Cleve -- Flemish -- Oil on wood -- British Royal Trust Collection

This is where King Henry VIII was throned in 1509. Since 1308, when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair.    This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.

This is where King Henry VIII was enthroned in Since when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there. NOTE the Stone of Scone!

The Jewel Anne Boleyn sent to King Henry VIII depicting a woman on a ship in a storm tossed sea signifying that she was willing to brave the tempest with Henry and he was the diamond guiding the ship as her protector.

The reconstruction of the jewel Anne Boleyn sent to King Henry VIII depicting a woman on a ship in a storm tossed sea signifying that she was willing to brave the tempest with Henry and he was the diamond guiding the ship as her protector.

Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry the seventh, mother to King Henry VIII

Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry the VII, mother to King Henry VIII (Elizabeth Plantagenet on Tree file)

Elizabeth of York, Lancastrian wife of Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII. Queen Elizabeth I was likely named after both of her grandmothers, each of whom was named Elizabeth.

Elizabeth of York, Lancastrian wife of Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII. Elizabeth of York was queen consort of England from 1486 until 1503

Catherine de Valois. The mother of the Tudor dynasty.  Wife of Henry V and Owen Tudor. With her second husband Owen Tudor she bore a son Edmund who married Margaret Beaufort who would then produce a new king for England King Henry VII.  The first of the Tudors

Queens of England, Katherine of Valois, 1401 - 1437 Katherine was born at the Hotel-St-Pol, on October daughter of King Charles VI of France and Isabella of Bavaria. Katherine’s childhood.

English gold penny of King Henry III - only around 8 exist and these are worth…

All about the ancient, ultra-rare English Gold Penny coin - history, value, pictures and

Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, was the son of King Henry VIII of England and his teenage mistress, Elizabeth (Bessie) Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring whom Henry acknowledged. He was born in 1519, and married Lady Mary Howard at the age of 14. He died childless in 1536 when he was just 17 years of age.

King Henry VIII and His Six Wives—Love, Marriage, and Children

Henry Brandon, Earl of Lincoln (ca. 1523 – 1 March 1534 Southwark) was the youngest child and son born to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk and Mary Tudor, Queen of France, who was a daughter of Henry VII of England.

Henry VII.  After taking the throne, king Henry VII disarmed the nobility, a maneuver essential for consolidation and restoration of royal authority. The infamous Star Chamber was revived. He kept his promise to marry Elizabeth of York, thereby affirming his legitimacy. She bore him eight children, including the future King Henry VIII. An Historical Figure of England, Tudor Dynasty.

Portrait length color image of Henry VII aka. Henry VII of England, Harri Tudur, by George Stuart.

Suit of armour worn by King Henry VIII approximately 1540, noticeably bigger than that of in his early 20's. New research has shown that by the age of 45, Henry VII's weight had started to balloon as he suffered increasingly from chronic constipation and his body succumbed to hideous sores and repeated infections   Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1134222/King-size-Henry-VIIIs-armour-reveals-52in-girth--paid-terrible-price.html#ixzz3PbeoHV4P

King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

Suit of armour worn by King Henry VIII circ New research has shown that by the age of Henry VIII's weight had started to balloon as he suffered increasingly from chronic constipation and his body succumbed to hideous sores and repeated infections

Tomb of Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth of York  Parents of King Henry VIII  in Westminster Abbey

Henry VII & Elizabeth of York Tomb: Westminster Abbey. Very calm and quiet while walking around the tombs in Westminster.

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