Elizabeth I's locket ring ~ 1575 ~ secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn ~ 1575

Tudor monarchs' treasured possessions to go on display at Portrait Gallery

Elizabeth I's locket ring ~ 1575 ~ secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn ~ 1575

Tudor England: Images: Portraits of the Tudor monarchs and their contemporaries

Tudor England: Images: Portraits of the Tudor monarchs and their contemporaries

Elizabeth I of England | portrait of Elizabeth's half-sister, Queen Mary I; she ruled England ...

Elizabeth I of England | portrait of Elizabeth's half-sister, Queen Mary I; she ruled England ...

After seven years' research, the National Portrait Gallery has revealed what the Tudor monarchs really looked like – and it's fascinating, says Alastair Smart

The Tudors as we've never seen them before

After seven years' research, the National Portrait Gallery has revealed what the Tudor monarchs really looked like – and it's fascinating, says Alastair Smart

The Tudor Monarchs-Henry Vll--married to Elizabeth of York, father of kings Arthur + Henry Vlll.

The Tudor Monarchs-Henry Vll--married to Elizabeth of York, father of kings Arthur + Henry Vlll.

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 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.

TudorHistory.org--a very solid amateur site with some excellent links to other online resources.

TudorHistory.org--a very solid amateur site with some excellent links to other online resources.

Elizabeth I by an Unknown Artist, c.1585. Own your own smock from this iconic painting through Designs From Time. Elizabethan era: 1558-1603

Chemise, Smock, Queen Elizabeth I, Authentic Sleeve Blackwork Reproduction, Elizabethan, Renaissance - MADE TO ORDER

Elizabeth I by an Unknown Artist, c.1585. Own your own smock from this iconic painting through Designs From Time. Elizabethan era: 1558-1603

A portrait of Henry VII., first of the Tudor Monarchs. At the beginning of his reign in 1485, fashion was still in the style of the Medieval.

A portrait of Henry VII., first of the Tudor Monarchs. At the beginning of his reign in 1485, fashion was still in the style of the Medieval.

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