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Erasmus of Rotterdam visiting the children of Henry VII at Eltham Palace in 1499 and presenting Prince Henry (the future Henry VIII) with a written tribute. Detail of oil painting in the East Corridor of the Palace of Westminster, London.


We would like to continue our series on Tudor queens by examining the life of Mary Tudor, the younger sister of King Henry VIII. Description from I searched for this on


On this day 8th March, 1702 Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II becomes Queen Regent of England, Scotland and Ireland after William II died in a riding accident. Despite seventeen pregnancies, Anne died without surviving children and was the last monarch of the House of Stuart. Anne was succeeded by her second cousin George I of the House of Hanover


Margaret Beaufort, die Mutter der königlichen Tudordynastie, war auf eine harte Probe gestellt. Das Jahr 1471 und die Schlacht von Tewkesbury hatte das vorläufige Ende für die Beaufort-Familie und das ganze Haus Lancaster gebracht. Margaret Beaufort war mit 28 Jahren erneut Witwe, allein und getrennt von ihrem Sohn.


Charing Cross Road, London, 1937 It fascinated me that people spent such a long time going through the secondhand books left for them in front of the many book shops. Did they hope to find a valuable first edition or just an interesting book to read?