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Archduke Rudolf of Austria's 17-year-old mistress, Mary Vetsera. They committed…

Archduke Rudolf of Austria's 17-year-old mistress, Mary Vetsera. They committed…

February 20, 1547: Edward VI Crowned King of England. The ceremony was somewhat abbreviated to allow for the age of the nine-year-old King, and the demands of the Reformation. Afterwards, a banquet was held at Westminster Hall, where the new monarch  was allowed to dine with his crown on his head.

Was Henry VIII Lancastrian? His Father Was a Beaufort, So What Did Henry Do? He Tried to Marry One, Then He Married Two.

February 20, 1547: Edward VI Crowned King of England. The ceremony was somewhat abbreviated to allow for the age of the nine-year-old King, and the demands of the Reformation. Afterwards, a banquet was held at Westminster Hall, where the new monarch was allowed to dine with his crown on his head.

February 8, 1587: Mary, Queen of Scots, executed. "I forgive you with all my heart, for now, I hope, you shall make an end to all my troubles," Mary told the executioner. His first blow missed her neck altogether. The second struck her neck, but didn't cut through -- he had to saw through to finish the job. When he held her head aloft by the hair, her wig came off and her head rolled to the ground. Then, a bloody little Skye terrier emerged from her skirts, and refused to leave his mistress.

February 8, 1587: Mary, Queen of Scots, executed. "I forgive you with all my heart, for now, I hope, you shall make an end to all my troubles," Mary told the executioner. His first blow missed her neck altogether. The second struck her neck, but didn't cut through -- he had to saw through to finish the job. When he held her head aloft by the hair, her wig came off and her head rolled to the ground. Then, a bloody little Skye terrier emerged from her skirts, and refused to leave his mistress.

Henry VIII's rosary. This rosary owned by Henry VIII, consists of a ring from which hangs a cross, ten Ave beads, and a large bead for Pater Noster. It has been richly carved throughout and the Pater bead is hinged, with two biblical scenes carved inside.    The royal arms are carved in the Pater bead. On one side of the cross are Christ and the four Evangelists; one the other, the four Latin Fathers; while the beads are carved with the Apostles, Sentences of the Creed, Prophets and Sybils…

Henry VIII's rosary. This rosary owned by Henry VIII, consists of a ring from which hangs a cross, ten Ave beads, and a large bead for Pater Noster. It has been richly carved throughout and the Pater bead is hinged, with two biblical scenes carved inside. The royal arms are carved in the Pater bead. On one side of the cross are Christ and the four Evangelists; one the other, the four Latin Fathers; while the beads are carved with the Apostles, Sentences of the Creed, Prophets and Sybils…

Queen Elizabeth Woodville | The Definitive Ranking Of The 11 Most Badass Queens In History

Queen Elizabeth Woodville | The Definitive Ranking Of The 11 Most Badass Queens In History

Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, son of Margaret Douglas, grandson of Margaret Tudor, Husband and Cousin of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Father of King James VI & I.

Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, son of Margaret Douglas, grandson of Margaret Tudor, Husband and Cousin of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Father of King James VI & I.

Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor.  The surviving children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.  Prince of Wales, Queen of Scotland, King of England, and Queen of France.

Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor. The surviving children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Prince of Wales, Queen of Scotland, King of England, and Queen of France.

Lady Catherine Grey, sister of Jane Grey, graddaughter of Princess Mary Tudor…

Lady Catherine Grey, sister of Jane Grey, graddaughter of Princess Mary Tudor…

Side by sides of the wax figures of the Six Wives of Henry VIII as photographed by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Side by sides of the wax figures of the Six Wives of Henry VIII as photographed by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

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