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Kat Ashley - Katherine Ashley (or Astley) née Champernowne (circa 1502–1565) was governess to Elizabeth I and was a close friend in later life, known to the Queen as "Kat," and it is by the name "Kat Ashley" that she is generally known to history. She should not be confused with her niece Catherine Champernowne, mother of Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Humphrey Gilbert.

Katherine (Champernowne) Ashley, by an unknown artist, Elizabeth's beloved 'Kat'. In the collection of The Lord Hastings.

The Royal House of Tudor created the Golden Age of England. Search this pre British royal family tree for detailed descriptions of it's royal members

Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I portraits

Being Bess: Death Could Not Separate Them: How Elizabeth I Connected to Her Deceased Mother Anne Boleyn

Portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547) circa 1535.  It was most probably painted whilst the King was still married to Anne Boleyn,  and is, therefore, an intriguing glimpse of the man, who had at first courted her in the early years of the decade and married her officially in 1533, before becoming disenchanted by her failure to produce a living son.

Portrait of King Henry VIII circa It was most probably painted whilst the King was still married to Anne Boleyn.

Anne Frank, Amsterdam, May 1941.

Anne Frank, Amsterdam, May 1941.

Napoleon's mother is the reason behind his love and respect for women

Maria Letizia Bonaparte is Napoleons mom which he loved. She was the reason he loves women so much.

One picture exists of Elizabeth as a child, attributed to the court painter William Scrots. She had slender shoulders, a delicate neck and a heart-shaped face with ginger hair and eyebrows.  In the next known portrait, shortly after she was crowned queen, her broad shoulders and neck are disguised with heavy furs. She is wearing a wig, and her eyebrows are plucked bare. Her jaw is heavy and square.  All subsequent pictures of the queen were painted to an ideal, showing Elizabeth as she…

The Childhood of Queen Elizabeth I was a difficult one. Elizabeth was born 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. The child of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her much awaited birth was a huge disappointed to King Henry who longed for a male heir.

Reinette: English Portraits from 1540-1630: Catherine Carey, Countess of Nottingham,1597

1597 Catherine Carey, Countess of Nottingham by Robert Peake the Elder (Weiss Gallery - London UK). Catherine Carey was a close lady-in-waiting, confidant, and the cousin of Queen Elizabeth I, via Mary Boleyn.

Edwina Mountbatten (pictured with first daughter Patricia) was one of the magnetic personalities of high society in Thirties London

My Mummy the maneater: How the wild promiscuity of Edwina Mountbatten - wife of Prince Charles' mentor - took a heartbreaking toll on her children

Edwina Mountbatten (pictured with first daughter Patricia) was one of the magnetic personalities of high society in Thirties London - pictures and stories about Edwina Mountbatten, wife of Lord Mountbatten and wild party girl.

Carreras Kings and Queens of England Series Cigarette Cards 1935

Carreras Kings and Queens of England Series Cigarette Cards 1935

A website data profile project of "Peter the Great" using wix.com in Mr. Schaefer's class.

In numerous successful wars Peter the Great expanded into a huge empire that became a major European power. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political system

Katherine Parr, badge and motto.  "To be useful in all I do".  Sixth wife of Henry VIII. Married Sir Thomas Seymour (fourth husband).  Died shortly after giving birth to Seymour's daughter.

Katherine Parr, badge and motto. Sixth wife of Henry VIII. Married Sir Thomas Seymour (fourth husband). Died shortly after giving birth to Seymour's daughter.

Anne Boleyn = definitely my favorite of the Henry VIII wives (though they are all pretty cool); she got beheaded, she had six fingers on each hand, and she gave birth to Elizabeth I. Oh, and she basically invented the Church of England (with some help from the King, ahem).

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Cate Blanchette as the young Elizabeth I.

HD Wallpaper and background photos of Elizabeth for fans of Cate Blanchett images.

English soldier and navigator Sir Humphrey Gilbert, (half brother of Sir Walter Raleigh) established the first British colony in North America, at what is now St  John's, Newfoundland, and claimed it for Elizabeth !, on 5th August, 1583

English soldier and navigator Sir Humphrey Gilbert, (half brother of Sir Walter Raleigh) established the first British colony in North America, at what is now St John's, Newfoundland, and claimed it for Elizabeth !, on 5th August, 1583

Jane Seymore & Her son Edward VI

A video slideshow of Jane Seymour and her son Edward VI. Jane died 12 days after giving birth to her first child, she and Edward never had the opportunity to.

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