Cloth of gold coronation gown worn by Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (6th June 1872 – 17th July 1918) for her coronation 1894. Dresses ordered for the imperial family were embroidered at the Novotikhvinsky Convent workshop that specialized in gold threadwork.
Hampton Court Palace. Cardinal Thomas Wolsey took over the site of Hampton Court Palace in 1514. He was Henry VIII's Chief Minister. Henry stayed in the state apartments as Wolsey's guest immediately after their completion in 1525. Wolsey only owned the palace for a few years. In 1528, he gave the palace to Henry as a gift in order to win the King's favor. This was Henry's primary residence. Much of Henry’s Tudor palace can be viewed today and is the only surviving Tudor palace
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Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister, is not to be confused with Mary Tudor, Henry's daughter, who is known as Bloody Mary. Henry's sister was first married to Louis XII of France, much against her will. She was 19 at the time; Louis was 52. He only lived for 3 months after the wedding -- Mary then secretly married Charles Brandon, the Earl of Suffolk -- a close friend of Henry VIII's.