On 15 June 1560 William Somer, court fool to Henry VIII, Edward VI & Mary I died in Shoreditch, London. Somer served as Henry VIII’s fool from June 1535 & just a month later got into trouble w/ the King. Imperial Ambassador Eustace Chapuys recorded that Henry VIII was so angry w/ Somer that he nearly killed him: Fortunately he managed to work his way back into the King’s favour & after Henry VIII’s death he went on to serve Edward VI & Mary I.

An engraving of Will Somers, Henry VIII's Court Jester.Wallpaper and background photos of Engraving of Will Somers, Henry VIII's Jester for fans of King Henry VIII images.

Gold, Colombian emerald, enamel, diamonds, woven material, possibly hair, behind the emerald. Purchased by Queen Mary.  Large table-cut hexagonal emerald, set and backed in gold; surrounded by a frame with white, black, blue, green and red champlevé; enamel cartouches with rosettes alternating with six table-cut diamonds.

Esmeralda Colgante de Elizabeth I. Table-cut emeralds, diamond, pearls and enameling.

"Elizabeth of York and Jane Seymour (detail from the Whitehall Mural)", from the 1667 copy by Remigius van Leemput of the 1537 original, by Hans Holbein the Younger (Flemish, 1497/98-1543). Elizabeth (1466-1503) was Queen consort of England as spouse of King Henry VII from 1486 until 1503, and mother of King Henry VIII of England. Jane Seymour was one of Henry VIII's queens, and would've been in the early stages of her pregnancy when she stood for the original painting in 1536-37.

Some of my favorite time period history reading. Elizabeth of York and Jane Seymour: detail from the Whitechapel Mural, copy by van Leemput after Holbein, (Thurley, p. Tudor dress but with a century vertical/conical silouhette.

renaissance-art: Hans Holbein c. 1532-1543 Design for a Pendant (Jeweled Initials)

Designs for Jewelled Initial Letters by Hans Holbein the Younger - Holbeinesque jewellery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Public Domain

Anne Boleyn Music Box. the-tudors

Anne Boleyn Music Box - The musical movement is a Japanese built piece which plays “Greensleeves”. Greensleeves appeared in the Elizabethan era and is most likely from Italy…however, it is commonly associated with Henry VIII as a ballad for Anne.

King Henry VIII in 1509, the year that he became King and married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

as a young boy. Henry was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII.(who was the first monarch of Tudor dynasty)

A pomegranate on the arms of Katherine a wife of Henry VIII

Catherine of Aragon's Badge. Katherine Aragon Married Arthur Tudor in Widowed after 6 months. Betrothed to Henry in Married Henry VIII in Had one surviving child, Princess Mary who became Queen Mary I of England.

Property Deeds for Jane Seymour | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Property Deeds for Jane Seymour by order of Henry VIII, Currently located in Wiltshire History Centre.

This miniature represents Elizabeth I, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who reigned from 1558 to 1603. She wears a red and white rose, the traditional symbol of the Tudors, under whom the competing claims of the Houses of Lancaster (represented by a red rose) and of York (a white rose) were united. The dress worn by the sitter has been dated to around 1560, just after Elizabeth became Queen.

Tudor Rose Queen: Elizabeth I, wearing symbolic roses in her hair: red for Lancaster and white for York (combining to create the Tudor rose).

Hampton Court - the Great Watching Chamber built in honor of Jane Seymour after she gave birth to Henry VIII's son and heir. The room's name comes from the presence of royal guards in the room protecting Henry VIII.

Stained glass windows - Hampton Court - the Great Watching Chamber built in honor of Jane Seymour after she gave birth to Henry VIII's son and heir. The room's name comes from the presence of royal guards in the room protecting Henry VIII.

Allemagne, Dresde, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Rüstkammer

Pendant with the initials AA for the electoral couple Anna and August of Saxony Southern Germany (probably Nuremberg), 1548 to 1585 Süddeutschland (wohl Nürnberg), zwischen 1548 und 1585

Tudor Death's Head Ring  An exceptionally rare Tudor memento mori ring, circa 1550 -1600. Such rings were a timely reminder of the importance of spiritual preparation for death and one is listed in Henry VIII's inventory : A ring of golde with a deathes hedde. This high carat gold ring has a hexagonal bezel with central skull, around which is inscribed the name of the deceased, Iames [James] Porlace. The ring is decorated with volutes and foliate shoulders. - Click image to find more History…

Tudor Death's Head Ring An exceptionally rare Tudor memento mori ring, circa 1550

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