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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.

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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 saintssistersandsluts.wordpress.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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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

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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.

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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?

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