For most, the name of Lady Jane Grey means the "nine days queen," the child who was used as a pawn in the power politics of the Tudor rea...

For most, the name of Lady Jane Grey means the "nine days queen," the child who was used as a pawn in the power politics of the Tudor rea...

Tudor dog collar. There were several dog collars in Henry VIII's Inventory and 65 leashes for hounds which were kept in the closet next to the privy chamber at Greenwich. This is one of the few remaining items.

Tudor dog collar. There were several dog collars in Henry VIII's Inventory and 65 leashes for hounds which were kept in the closet next to the privy chamber at Greenwich. This is one of the few remaining items.

Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee - London decorations/    A view down Regent Street looking north and showing the decorations for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.

Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee - London decorations/ A view down Regent Street looking north and showing the decorations for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.

James V, King of Scotland, father of Mary, Queen of Scots, son of Margaret Tudor

James V, King of Scotland, father of Mary, Queen of Scots, son of Margaret Tudor

Portrait of Mary Tudor, Queen Mary I (1516 - 1558), circa 1550s by lisby1, via Flickr This portrait derives from the work of Hans Eworth who worked as a portrait and history painter.

Portrait of Mary Tudor, Queen Mary I (1516 - 1558), circa 1550s by lisby1, via Flickr This portrait derives from the work of Hans Eworth who worked as a portrait and history painter.

Princess Elizabeth’s, later Queen Elizabeth I, letter to her sister Queen Mary I. Written just before she was taken to the Tower.

Princess Elizabeth’s, later Queen Elizabeth I, letter to her sister Queen Mary I. Written just before she was taken to the Tower.

An extremely fine and rare English portrait in needlework depicting Queen Elizabeth I circa 1580

An extremely fine and rare English portrait in needlework depicting Queen Elizabeth I circa 1580

Queen Anne Boleyn attired for a Court Masque, as St. Barbara, by Holbein. The artist was not only Court Painter to Henry VIII,but he designed many of the costumes, props and settings, as well, for the Masques so well loved by Henry VIII and his court.

Queen Anne Boleyn attired for a Court Masque, as St. Barbara, by Holbein. The artist was not only Court Painter to Henry VIII,but he designed many of the costumes, props and settings, as well, for the Masques so well loved by Henry VIII and his court.

'Lost' portrait of Anne of Cleves?    Portrait of Anne of Cleves, fourth queen consort of Henry VIII, attributed to the circle of Barthel Bruyn. Oil on vellum

'Lost' portrait of Anne of Cleves? Portrait of Anne of Cleves, fourth queen consort of Henry VIII, attributed to the circle of Barthel Bruyn. Oil on vellum

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