Vase with the arms of De'Medici and Orsini. probably commisioned for the wedding of Lorenzo with Clarissa.
No smoke screen ... Roger Federer makes his appearance on court for his match with Andreas Seppi who he defeated 6-4, 6-3.
New evidence: Was Richard III guilty of murdering the Princes in the Tower?
"ER RING" The ring was removed from Elizabeth I’s finger after her death on March 24th 1603. It is mother-of-pearl, the band set with rubies. The ‘E’ has diamonds set over a blue enamel ‘R’. A pearl is also clearly visible. This ring's stunning façade hides a secret – the head is hinged and within it lie two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth c. 1575 and one of an unnamed woman wearing a costume of Henry VIII’s reign. It is thought that she is Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth's mother.
Diagram of the locations of some Tudor (and related) graves in the Henry VII chapel at Westminster Abbey. Adapted from Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, 1889. Diagram adapted by Lara E. Eakins
Lady Jane, the nine day Queen. 16th Century
Candleholder from the carracle Mary Rose. Wood, 1545 (salvaged from the 1545 wreck of the carrack in 1982). From Wikimedia Commons, accessed July 11, 2013, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MaryRose-candle_holder2.jpg
Children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York: Arthur, Prince of Wales. Margaret, Queen of Scotland. Henry, King of England. Mary, Queen of France.