Tag Archives: Pictures and Royal Portraits

“Pictures and Royal Portraits illustrative of English and Scottish History. From the introduction of Christianity to the Present time.” Author: Thomas Archer. Published in London, 1878 by Blackie & Son.

The english boy king Edward VI.

English boy king Edward VI. Tudor era clothing. 16th century

The english boy king Edward VI.

The english boy king Edward VI.

Edward Tudor; 1537 – 1553, was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty from 1547 to 1553 King of England and Ireland. He was the only legitimate son of Henry VIII. (With his third wife Jane Seymour) and ascended after his death the age of nine to the English throne. Continue reading

Queen Elisabeth knighting Sir Francis Drake

Tudor Queen Elisabeth. Sir Francis Drake. Knighting. Renaissance clothing

Queen Elisabeth knighting Drake on Board of the Golden Hind at Deptford April 4th 1581.


Sir Francis Drake (around 1540-1596) was an English privateer and explorer, later vice-admiral and the first England captain who sailed round the world. As a navigator and sailor, he is still regarded as one of the outstanding personalities of the English seafaring. Continue reading

The offer of the crown to Lady Jane Grey.

Lady Jane Grey, England, Nine Days Queen, Execution, tudor, fashion, Delaroche

Delaroche’s interpretation of the last minutes of the English “Twelve Days Queen” Jane Grey. National Gallery, London.

Tudor Queen. The offer of the crown to Lady Jane Grey.

“She has left a portrait of herself, drawn by her own hand— a portrait of piety, purity, and free noble innocence, uncolored even to a fault with the emotional weaknesses of humanity.” Continue reading

Elizabeth the first. The days of Queen Bess.

Elisabeth, Queen, England, Tudor,fashion history

Elisabeth I. From the picture in the new Palace of Westminster

Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth I 1533-1603, actually Elizabeth Tudor, also known as The Virgin Queen was from 1558 to the day she died queen of England. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII., The fifth and last member of the Tudor dynasty to the English throne. Her mother was Anne Boleyn. Continue reading

The departure of the Mayflower, July 1620.

Mayflower, pilgrim fathers, England, Baroque, history, fashion

Departure of the pilgrim fathers from Delft haven, July 1620.


The Mayflower was a sailing vessel, with the so-called Pilgrim Fathers, many of whom were from central England, set out for America to lead a new life there.
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Jack Cade and his insurrection. English history 1450.

Jack Cade. Rebellion. England history.

Lord Saye and Sele brought before Jack Cade.

Jack Cade and his insurrection.

Jack Cade, assuming the name John Mortimer; (died July 12, 1450 in Heathfield, East Sussex) was an English rebel against the policies of Henry VI, which contributed to the breakdown of royal authority, that led to the Wars of the Roses (1455–85) between the houses of York and Lancaster. He appeared to history out of nowhere in the spring of 1450 and led an army against London. After the capture and sack of London, the rebels were defeated and dispersed in a battle at London Bridge. Continue reading