Horse armour of King Henry VIII (known as the Burgundian Bard). Flemish, about 1511-15. Part of an armour presented by the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, to Henry VIII to mark his marriage to Katherine of Aragon. Made by Guille Margot and decorated by Paul van Vrelant
Portrait of Charles V. 1533, Holy Roman Emperor during the reign of Henry VIII, a title he inherited when he was only 20 years old. The Hapsburgs had extremely prominent jaws (the "Hapsburg jaw"), which was a direct result of inbreeding within the monarchy (as was common during this time, to keep territories safe and relationships between kingdoms secure). It got progressively worse with each generation. The Hapsburg dynasty eventually died out in part as a result of this monarchial…
Statue of Richard the Lionheart, before the Palace of Westminster. Richard is considered one of the great medieval kings of England. His moniker came from his immense military prowess. He is still revered to this day by the English.
Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger, who was the son of Sir Thomas Wyatt, the poet and suitor of Anne Boleyn. Sir Thomas Wyatt the younger (1521 – 11 April 1554) was a rebel leader during the reign of Queen Mary I of England; his rising is traditionally called "Wyatt's rebellion", and he was executed for it.