Hieronimo Custodis ~ Elizabeth Brydges (ca.1574-1617) (and dog) ~ 1589 ~ Maid of Honor to Elizabeth I ~ Hieronimo Custodis was a Flemish portrait painter active in England in the reign of Elizabeth I. A native of Antwerp, Custodis was one of many Flemish artists of the Tudor court who had fled to England.

Hieronimo Custodis ~ Elizabeth Brydges (ca.1574-1617) (and dog) ~ 1589 ~ Maid of Honor to Elizabeth I ~ Hieronimo Custodis was a Flemish portrait painter active in England in the reign of Elizabeth I. A native of Antwerp, Custodis was one of many Flemish artists of the Tudor court who had fled to England.

The Darnley Portrait Queen Elizabeth I by Unknown Netherlandish artist oil on panel, circa 1575 44 1/2 in. x 31 in. (1130 mm x 787 mm) Purchased, 1925. "This portrait is the work of a highly skilled Netherlandish artist and was probably produced directly following a drawing from the life."

The Darnley Portrait Queen Elizabeth I by Unknown Netherlandish artist oil on panel, circa 1575 44 1/2 in. x 31 in. (1130 mm x 787 mm) Purchased, 1925. "This portrait is the work of a highly skilled Netherlandish artist and was probably produced directly following a drawing from the life."

Tea at Trianon: Portrait of Elizabeth Stuart. Elizabeth’s father, James VI of Scotland inherited the throne of England in 1603 just 3 years before this portrait is believed to have been painted & the opulence in which the young princess is garbed should have dispelled any snobbish notions that the English court and populace might have had about the new Stuart rulers who had come from what was believed to be the rather barbaric lands beyond the border.

Tea at Trianon: Portrait of Elizabeth Stuart. Elizabeth’s father, James VI of Scotland inherited the throne of England in 1603 just 3 years before this portrait is believed to have been painted & the opulence in which the young princess is garbed should have dispelled any snobbish notions that the English court and populace might have had about the new Stuart rulers who had come from what was believed to be the rather barbaric lands beyond the border.

ca. 1568 Lady in a black dress with embroidered sleeves, partlet, and cap by Master of the Countess of Warwick(auctioned by Christie's) Wm

ca. 1568 Lady in a black dress with embroidered sleeves, partlet, and cap by Master of the Countess of Warwick(auctioned by Christie's) Wm

Katherine Parr - Henry VIII's 6th wife - the one who survived!Catherine Parr was the last of King Henry's wives and she was married to him from July 12, 1543 to January 28, 1547 when he dies. After Henry's death she married Thomas Seymour, Edward's uncle, and had one child, Mary, and died after childbirth. Mary's history is unknown but she is thought to have dies as a toddler.

Katherine Parr - Henry VIII's 6th wife - the one who survived!Catherine Parr was the last of King Henry's wives and she was married to him from July 12, 1543 to January 28, 1547 when he dies. After Henry's death she married Thomas Seymour, Edward's uncle, and had one child, Mary, and died after childbirth. Mary's history is unknown but she is thought to have dies as a toddler.

Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was a controversial queen.  She was viewed as a heretic by Catholics and as the virtuous, pragmatic Virgin Queen by Protestants.  Under her, the break of the English Church from Rome was finalized.

Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was a controversial queen. She was viewed as a heretic by Catholics and as the virtuous, pragmatic Virgin Queen by Protestants. Under her, the break of the English Church from Rome was finalized.

"I will make you shorter by the head."  Said to the leaders of her Council, who were opposing her plans against Mary Queen of Scots.

"I will make you shorter by the head." Said to the leaders of her Council, who were opposing her plans against Mary Queen of Scots.

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