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A posthumous miniature portrait of Edward VI, by Hilliard, circa 1600. Originally part of the Bosworth Jewel Hoard. The Royal Collection.

A posthumous miniature portrait of Edward VI, by Hilliard, circa 1600. Originally part of the Bosworth Jewel Hoard. The Royal Collection.

ultra-jo-seph:  SULTAN ABDUL MEDZID I ON HIS CHEST THE “KASIKÇI ELMASI” OR SPOONMAKER’S DIAMOND

ultra-jo-seph: SULTAN ABDUL MEDZID I ON HIS CHEST THE “KASIKÇI ELMASI” OR SPOONMAKER’S DIAMOND

FIERCE!!!! The gigantic emerald earrings and her ornate crown embellished with every possible precious thing imaginable.

FIERCE!!!! The gigantic emerald earrings and her ornate crown embellished with every possible precious thing imaginable.

It was on this day in British history, 6 July 1553, that King Edward VI died at age 15. Following his death, controversy arose as to his successor. Edward had backed the Protestant Lady Jane Grey while his opposition stood behind Edward’s Catholic sister, Lady Mary.

It was on this day in British history, 6 July 1553, that King Edward VI died at age 15. Following his death, controversy arose as to his successor. Edward had backed the Protestant Lady Jane Grey while his opposition stood behind Edward’s Catholic sister, Lady Mary.

Henry VIII established his reputation as a people's king by executing Richard Empson (L) and Edmund Dudley (R), who had been on his father's (C) council.  --  HowStuffWorks "Top Ten Heads That Rolled during the Reign of Henry VIII"

Top 10 Heads That Rolled During the Reign of Henry VIII

Henry VIII established his reputation as a people's king by executing Richard Empson (L) and Edmund Dudley (R), who had been on his father's (C) council. -- HowStuffWorks "Top Ten Heads That Rolled during the Reign of Henry VIII"

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