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Portraits of 16th century ladies by Richard Burchett 1815–1875) at Palace of Westminster; Catherine Howard Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Mary of Guise, Queen of Scotland Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour

(Just for a day, to have a chance to be as brave as her.) Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette.

Symbolism of The Tudor Rose: 22nd August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle.

HISTORY Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) The most powerful woman of the High Middle Ages. Mother to three Plantagenet Kings: Henry (the Young King), Richard (the Lionheart) and John. >> An ancestor...always wondered what she looked like...

EDWARD "THE BLACK PRINCE" Plantagenet of Wales 1330-1376. He became the first Knight of the Garter. Edward was raised with his cousin Joan. He gained papal permission and absolution for this marriage to a blood-relative. 23rd Great Grand Father