Janine Bignell
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The Boleyn cup - Made for Anne in 1535 (a year before her execution), the Boleyn Cup can be seen at St. John the Baptist Church in Cirencester, England, UK.  Anne's Falcon crest can be seen on top of the cup.

The Boleyn cup - Made for Anne in 1535 (a year before her execution), the Boleyn Cup can be seen at St. John the Baptist Church in Cirencester, England, UK. Anne's Falcon crest can be seen on top of the cup.

This locket ring (circa. 1575) is made from a  mother-of-pearl band, set with rubies. The E initial contains 6 diamonds, set over blue enamel.   The ring was removed from the finger of Elizabeth I, shortly after her death on March the 24th 1603.    There is a miniature enamel portrait of Elizabeth I - and one of another lady wearing a French hood and a costume dating to the time during the reign of Henry VIII. This portrait is widely believed to be that of Elizabeth I's mother, Anne Boleyn.

This locket ring (circa. 1575) is made from a mother-of-pearl band, set with rubies. The E initial contains 6 diamonds, set over blue enamel. The ring was removed from the finger of Elizabeth I, shortly after her death on March the 24th 1603. There is a miniature enamel portrait of Elizabeth I - and one of another lady wearing a French hood and a costume dating to the time during the reign of Henry VIII. This portrait is widely believed to be that of Elizabeth I's mother, Anne Boleyn.

A hawking glove which is commonly believed to have been owned by Henry VIII. This glove is held at the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford and is mentioned in the 1656 Tradescant catalogue.

A hawking glove which is commonly believed to have been owned by Henry VIII. This glove is held at the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford and is mentioned in the 1656 Tradescant catalogue.

An image of a page of illuminated text from the Beaufort Book of Hours. The mother of Henry VII, Margaret Beaufort, inherited this book of hours and famously used it to chronicle important events showing Tudor power and dynasty. This included the births of her own grandchildren.

An image of a page of illuminated text from the Beaufort Book of Hours. The mother of Henry VII, Margaret Beaufort, inherited this book of hours and famously used it to chronicle important events showing Tudor power and dynasty. This included the births of her own grandchildren.

A painting of the Queen consort of England, Anne Boleyn, which is a derived copy of an earlier portrait. This particular portrait is circa 1533-1536, meaning this portrait was very likely painted during Annes' time as the Queen of Henry VIII. The artist who painted the image is unknown but as very few portaits or likenesses of Anne Boleyn exist, this painting is extremely important in regards to allowing us insight into the way Anne may have looked during her reign.

A painting of the Queen consort of England, Anne Boleyn, which is a derived copy of an earlier portrait. This particular portrait is circa 1533-1536, meaning this portrait was very likely painted during Annes' time as the Queen of Henry VIII. The artist who painted the image is unknown but as very few portaits or likenesses of Anne Boleyn exist, this painting is extremely important in regards to allowing us insight into the way Anne may have looked during her reign.

This is a painting from 1533 by Hans Holbein the Younger. The painting shows Jean de Dinteville (who was an ambassador of Francis I of France) and the Bishop of Lavaur, Georges de Selve.      When viewed from a certain angle, the anomaly in the bottom of the painting transforms into a human skull. There are many other symbolic references within this painting - including the crucified Jesus Christ, the various tools, the lute with the broken string and the opened (and closed) books.

This is a painting from 1533 by Hans Holbein the Younger. The painting shows Jean de Dinteville (who was an ambassador of Francis I of France) and the Bishop of Lavaur, Georges de Selve. When viewed from a certain angle, the anomaly in the bottom of the painting transforms into a human skull. There are many other symbolic references within this painting - including the crucified Jesus Christ, the various tools, the lute with the broken string and the opened (and closed) books.