Elizabeth I: "The Hardwick Portrait", by Nicholas Hilliard and his workshop; commissioned by Bess of Hardwick, who also embroidered the skirt the queen is wearing in the portrait. The painting can be viewed still at Hardwick Hall.
Queen Anne Boleyn Second wife of King Henry Mother of Queen Elizabeth I. When Anne moved from the French court to the English court she was admired by many courtiers including King Henry. Henry asked Anne to be his mistress, but s
Revealed, Henry VIII's lost pleasure palace: Amazing scale model recreates Nonsuch Palace more than 300 years after it was destroyed
When it was built, it was hailed as one of the finest buildings of its age – only to be destroyed 150 years later.Now Henry VIII’s ‘lost’ palace can be seen for the first time in more than 300 years – in a scale model based on 50 years of research.The replica of Nonsuch Palace – so named because there was no other like it – took 1,250 hours to make.
Tudor inspired art: Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn by Arthur Hopkins c. Depicts the day of the funeral of Henry VIII´s first wife, Catalina of Aragon. Sources of the time say both wore yellow, which in Tudor´s time was the color of celebration.
Anne Boleyn's Lute, the most fashionable musical instrument of the Tudor's time and later, during the reign of Charles II Stuart. It is known that Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, Louis XIII and Anne of Austria were talented musicians and played lute well.
The Boleyn Cup - The only surviving piece of Anne Boleyn's enormous and very valuable collection of gold and silver plate. This simple silver gilt cup - topped with her falcon emblem - is now at a church in Gloucestershire.