House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace. Given my fascination with the Tudors that's where I need to be!

Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace. Given my fascination with the Tudors that's where I need to be!

Hampton Court: You have to wonder how many Tudors, Elizabethans, Jacobeans looked out this window.  And what their thoughts were, their worries, their comforts.  All this, just from a 16th century window.

Hampton Court: You have to wonder how many Tudors, Elizabethans, Jacobeans looked out this window. And what their thoughts were, their worries, their comforts. All this, just from a 16th century window.

Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians.  Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess.  His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.

Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.

Map of Tudor England

Map of Tudor England

Tudor Rose, Cambridge King's College -- The emblem of King Henry VIII was the Tudor rose and the Beaufort portcullis. The red and white Tudor rose represented the combination of the House of York and the House of Lancaster. The Beaufort portcullis relates to his Tudor ancestors.

Tudor Rose, Cambridge King's College -- The emblem of King Henry VIII was the Tudor rose and the Beaufort portcullis. The red and white Tudor rose represented the combination of the House of York and the House of Lancaster. The Beaufort portcullis relates to his Tudor ancestors.

Tudor Rose - Stained Glass Gothic Window Necklace. Could work with Sculpey and mosaics

Tudor Rose - Stained Glass Gothic Window Necklace. Could work with Sculpey and mosaics

Tudor Bedroom, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent (given to Anne of Cleves, 4th wife of Henry VIII after their annulment)

Tudor Bedroom, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent (given to Anne of Cleves, 4th wife of Henry VIII after their annulment)

Tudor rose.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Tudor rose. More

The Six Wives of Henry VIII on the Showtime series, The Tudors.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII on the Showtime series, The Tudors.

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