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The "Hampden" portrait of Elizabeth I of England, an early full-length portrait of the young queen in a red satin gown. Sold at Sotheby's, London, for £2.6 million in November 2007. Preview, believed it to be an important early portrait, undertaken at a time when her image was being tightly controlled. 'This is a portrait dating from the mid to late 1560s, one of a group produced in response to a crisis over the production of the royal image
Portraits of King Henry VIII: Born 1491, Ruled 1509 to 1547
Henry VIII at eighteen, the year he became king and married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, who was turning 24. (I think he's rather funny looking here, but I guess given how tall he was, he was probably a tall, gangly teen until he filled out. He was supposed to be very athletic and musical.)
Six Wives Badges
The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.