Elizabeth I Queen of England, Wales and Ireland on the left and Elizabeth Queen of France on the Right.
The Elizabeth on the left is the historical Elizabeth who did not have much of a happy life with loosing her mother then threats of assination from the Catholic church and constant urgings to get married and produce an heir, as well as being unable to be with Robert Dudley who she dearly loved. But did turn England into a Empire.
But the Elizabeth on the right is from a happier alternate Universe were her mother lived and gave her a brother plus many siblings. She married Charles Valois the Duke of Orleans and they later became King and Queen of France and produced a new Dynasty that still exists to the modern day. Here she is the Queen of France.
2nd possiblility: The Elizabeth on the right could also work with a timeline were Henry had not believed the lies about Anne and had not executed her and this Elizabeth married Charles Valois Duke of Orleasns and she is the Queen of England, Ireland and Wales but is also Queen of France and her husband co-King of England, Ireland and Wales.
3rd possibility: She could also be an Elizabeth were Mary had decided to marry Philip of Bavaria and it causes Henry to betroth and marry Elizabeth Charles, this makes the rulers of england descended from Mary and Philip and the Kings of France descended Elizabeth and Charles.
4th possiblity: She could also be an Elizabeth were Catherine Parr had been sympathetic to her and convinced Henry to betroth her to Charles Valois and she married him and thus both become King and Queen of England, Ireland, Wales and France and their son of Scotland as well.
Top Row Left to Right: Elizabeth of York, Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, and Anne of Cleves
Bottom Row: Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Jane Grey, Mary Tudor, Elizabeth Tudor.
Elizabeth of York Plantagenet Born: Feb 11, 1466 Died: Feb 11, 1503 Reigned: Jan 18, 1486 - Feb 11, 1503 Wife of Henry VII, daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Is technically the true ruler of England as the oldest heir. Is Also 5th cousins with Henry. She had red gold hair and may have had a height of 5' 9" as she was reported to be tall and her father was 6' 4".
Catalina/Katherine of Aragon Trastámara, Infante Born: Dec 16, 1485 Died: Jan 7, 1536 Reigned: June 11, 1509 – May 23, 1533 Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Isabella I Queen of Castile and Ferdinand II King of Aragon, and descended from King Edward III of England through his son John of Gaunt who she is descended twice from his two daughters Catherine and Philippa which makes her 4th cousins with Henry VIII. She had reddish-auburn hair.
Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke Born: 1507 Died: May 19, 1536 Reigned: May 28, 1533 – May 17, 1536 Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Thomas Boleyn Earl of Wiltshire and Elizabeth Howard. Is Descended from King Edward I of England twice through his daughter Elizabeth Rhuddlan by his 1st wife Eleanor of Castile and through his Son Thomas Earl of Norfolk by his 2nd wife Marguerite of France. She is also 8th cousins with Henry VIII
Jane Seymore Born: 1508 Died: Oct 24, 1537 Reigned: May 30, 1536 - Oct 24, 1537 Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth. She is actually Anne’s 2nd cousin through their Great Grandmother Elizabeth Cheney. Through Cheney’s second marriage to Sir John Say while Anne is from Cheney’s 1st marriage to Sir Frederick Tilney. She is also descended from Edward III King of England through his son Lionel of Antwerp and is both 7th and 10th cousins with Henry VIII, but is also his 6th cousin through Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville de Raby (he is the grandfather of The earl of westmorland, and is jane's ancestor via his daughter Margaret). According to a description she was of Middle height, was no beauty, had pale blonde hair, and not very intelligent. She did not have as high an education as KOA and Anne, she could read and write and was taught household management and needlework. From the look of her portrait on wikipedia her eye color looked to be a hazelish brown.
Anne of Cleves Born: Sep 22, 1515 Died: Jul 16, 1557 Reigned: Jan 6- July 9, 1540 Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of John III La Marck Duke of Cleves and Maria Jülich-Berg. She is descended from King Edward I of England through his daughter Margaret from his first wife Eleanor of Castile. This makes her 9th cousins with Anne and Henry VIII
Catherine Howard Born: 1520 (between 1518 and 1524) Died: Feb 13, 1542 Reigned: Jul 28, 1540 – Nov 23, 1541 Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpeper, she is Anne Boleyn’s cousin and 8th cousins with Henry VIII
Catherine Parr Born: 1512 Died: Sep 5, 1548 Reigned: July 12, 1543 - Jan 28, 1547 Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green, is also descended from King Edward III of England through his son John of Gaunt’s daughter Joan Beaufort and thus 8th cousins with Henry VIII. But she was also the great great great granddaughter of Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmorland who was also the great great grandfather of Henry VIII making them also 5th cousins.
Jane Grey Born: 1536 Died: Feb 12, 1554 Reigned: July 10, 1553 – Jul 19, 1553 Granddaughter of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon. She was said to have hair that was nearly red.
Mary I Tudor, Bloody Mary Born: Feb 18, 1516 Died: Nov 17, 1558 Reigned: Jul 19, 1553 - Nov 17, 1558 Daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, she married her second cousin Philip II Habsburg King of Spain July 25, 1554 and co-ruled Spain from Jan 26, 1556. The marriage was childless. She was said to have had Auburn hair but it was apparently red gold at one point from her portrait when she was 6 years old and betrothed to Charles V, so it darkened.
Elizabeth I Tudor, Glorianna Born: Sep 7, 1533 Died: Mar 24, 1603 Reigned: Nov 17, 1558 - Mar 24, 1603 Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke. She had red-gold hair like her paternal grandmother Elizabeth of York, and was reported to have been 5' 10" in height, although she may have actually been 5' 6"
Link to AU Queens of England: [link] Link to Tudor Rulers of England in 1500s: [link] Link to AU Tudor Rulers of England in 1500s: [link]
All credit goes to Doll-Divine and Azalea's Dress Up Doll Tudor Maker.
Elizabeth of York. Queen of England Also Elizabeth Plantagenet, Princess Born: Feb 11, 1466 Died: Feb 11, 1503 Reigned over England: Jan 18, 1486 - Feb 11, 1503
She was the daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville and was the sister to King Edward V, who was only king for a short time after their father died and their power hungry Uncle Richard had parlement declare his brother's marriage invalid under a false claim he was engaged to Eleanor Butler when he married. He crowned himself King Richard III and possibly killed his two nephews, he was later killed at Bosworth Field.
Elizabeth married Henry Tudor Earl of Richmond later King Henry VII and was the mother of Arthur, Margaret Queen of Scotland, Henry VIII, Elizabeth (died at 3 years old), Mary Former Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk and Edmund Duke of Somerset (died at a year and a half). She died in 1503 after giving birth to a daughter who also died. After she died her husband was devastated by her death and became gravely ill but recovered but was greatly affected by her death. When Henry made a token effort to find a new wife and suggest Joan of Naples his description of what he desired in a wife actually matched her (Elizabeth), it is likely from this that they had a true love match and from descriptions loved each other greatly.
She was a kind and loving mother and wife, and was the only known Queen to be the daughter, sister, neice, wife, mother and grandmother of English monarchs.
It was said that she was tall, since her father was 6 foot 4 inches and her son Henry was 6 foot 3 inches it is possible she was 5 foot 9 inches, inbetween her mother and father's height if her mother was average height (5' 3").
All credit goes to Doll-Divine and Azalea's Dress Up Doll Tudor Maker.
I was curious about this woman in the orange dress on "The Tudors" and read up about her. I don't get Showtime, nor would I watch the show if I did pay for its services, so I did research online.
In "The Tudors" tv show, Henry has a younger sister called "Princess Margaret." She's supposed to be a condensed version of Henry VIII's 2 younger sisters, Margaret and Mary. Her story mostly follows what happened to Mary. I read that they didn't want to call her Princess Mary because it would have confused viewers between her & Henry's oldest daughter. However, I think confusing between the 2 royals would have been preferable to how they portrayed "Margaret" on the show.
Honestly, the English during this time period were VERY unimaginative w/ names. For the ladies, it seems as if only 5 names were ever used: Mary, Anne, Catherine, Jane, and Elizabeth. Even worse, those same names were used all over Europe, they just sounded different in other languages. (For example: Isabel = Elizabeth, & Catalina = Catherine. It's no surprise that the name Elizabeth, especially, has so many nicknames attached to it, to prevent confusion; like Liz, Lizzy, Bess, Bessy, Beth, Eliza, etc). For men it was: Henry, John, Thomas, William, & Robert.
In real life, Princess Mary was considered one of the most beautiful ladies in Europe; (I'm not surprised, check out this painting if u don't believe me, [link]), & when she was of age, and Henry married her off to King Louis XII of France. On the show she was going to marry the aging King of Portugal. In both real life and the show, it seems she did sulk about it, but she was really nasty towards Henry in the show. It was also the same in real life & on the show that she was already in love with Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk.
History says that King Louis XII was 34 years older than Mary, so he was a feeble old man (for the time period), and died 3 months after the wedding. The tv show, however, shows that she smothered the Portuguese King with a pillow so she could be rid of him (as I said, I didn't watch hardly any of the show except for some very short YouTube videos).
History & the tv show were both in agreement that the princess secretly married Charles Brandon soon after King Louis' death, but unlike the show, Princess Mary was eventually forgiven by her brother Henry. In the show, Henry banishes them from the court, & Princess Margaret's relationship dissolves b/c her husband starts sleeping around. She eventually dies of tuberculosis.
In real life, Princess Mary & Duke Charles were happy together. They even had 3 children, and the princess was good friends with Catherine of Aragon. Although she married below her rank, the rest of her life was quiet and happy. She didn't really die until 1533, the same year Princess Elizabeth was born.
I find it really annoying that the writer of "The Tudors" series would find it so FASCINATING to portray such an interesting lady in such a negative and tragic light. They say that truth is stranger than fiction. In this case, it's truth is KINDER than fiction.
As for the orange gown, I'll leave history's hypothetical opinions as well as my own for a separate image of "Princess Margaret."
This is what the REAL Princess Mary Tudor looked like, as opposed to "Princess Margaret" on the show.
I've already told her story in my "Dear Hollywood" series, & this Mary is featured in that photo as well. However, it might do well to tell what real life says about this woman.
Princess Mary Tudor (18 March 1496 - 25 June 1533) was Henry VIII's youngest sister & 1 of the only 4 surviving children of Henry VII & Elizabeth of York. For two months in 1514 she was Queen Consort to King Louis XII of France, as well as being his 3rd wife. Anne Boleyn was actually 1 of her maids of honor. However, it's reported that the king died less than 3 months after the marriage. Mary wasn't happy with the marriage, & Henry knew how she felt, but he needed France as an ally at the time.
Francis I, who succeeded Louis had no plans to marry the young widow, so she was soon on her way back to England. King Henry sent Charles Brandon, Princess Mary's true love, to escort her, & they married in secret on the way back home. The King was furious when he found out, & for months the couple was not allowed to visit at court. Eventually Henry & his sister made up, & the princess had a real-life happily ever after with Charles Brandon, despite marrying below her rank. The two of them had several children, & both were avid supporters of Catherine of Aragon during the King's "great matter."
Princess Mary died in 1533. It was through her union with Charles Brandon that she was the grandmother of Lady Jane Grey, Princess Elizabeth & Princess Mary I's cousin; and the same woman who was for 9 days, Queen of England.
I first saw this outfit in the movie "Elizabeth," where they did an amazing job making Cate Blanchett look like the young adult Queen when she had her coronation. They had her look as she did in her portrait, and showed her wearing the dress without all the crazy extra stuff on for the ball held afterwards. She was also featured in posters for the movie wearing that dress.
This image was relatively easy to imitate, though the only robe they had available for the Queen to wear was red. In the portrait, she's shown wearing a golden robe. I couldn't have her holding the Orb and scepter b/c her hands were in the wrong positions to do so. Her face I based off of my imitation of her 13-year-old portrait. I used the Tudors Scene-Maker www.dolldivine.com/the-tudors-… on Doll Divine to make this image.
Kathryn was the teenage "crowned rose" queen of Henry VIII. She was his 5th wife, and has the same fate of her cousin, Anne Boleyn. She has an affair with Thomas Culpepper, and when the king discovery it, Queen was arrested, condemned and beheaded for treason. Kathryn was between 17 and 19 years old when she died.
Elizabeth of York was both the wife of a king and the daughter of a king. Her father was the Plantagenet king Edward IV and her husband was the founder of the Tudor dynasty Henry VII. She would give birth to 8 children in her lifetime only 4 making it past infancy. Her son Arthur the Prince of Wales, died at age 15 shortly before she herself died after giving birth to her last child, a daughter, who did not survive either. Her most famous offspring is the notorious Tudor king Henry VIII.
Isabella was born into the royal house of Castile & Leon. Her father died when she was young and was put under the care of her older half-brother Henry IV. Her upbringing was quite rough for a royal princess. At 16 she chose for herself (a very rare occurrence) Ferdinand of Aragon as her future husband. Before her half-brother's death he recognized her as his heir. With a minor blimp, Isabella was made Queen of Castile & Leon and married Ferdinand in 1469. Ferdinand and Isabella had 5 children together, including the future 1st wife of Henry VIII, Catherine. Isabella is credited for expelling the Jews and Moors from Spain and received praise from the Pope for her work in preserving the Catholic faith. She and her husband also funded Christopher Columbus on his quest. She is also known for leading troops into battle and having her own armor to do it with.
In terms of Isabella's looks she was said to be rather short and stout but strong. She was pale and had blue eyes. She also had either reddish-blonde or auburn hair. It's not known exactly the shade what is known is that it was a shade of red. According to her armor is was also at the very least an inch taller then Ferdinand.
Isabella is also 21st great-aunt once removed on my father's mother's side.
Mary I, daughter of King Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon became queen after the death of her half brother, Edward VI. Her reign was short and somewhat bloody. She was responsible for sending several hundred protestants to the stakes, giving her the name Bloody Mary. She by no means killed as many people as her lovely father. She married Philip of Spain and thought she was pregnant by him twice. What most likely was the issue was an ovarian tumor. She died at the age of 42, unhappy and alone.
Isabella of Austria (1501–1526). Archduchess of Austria, Infanta of Spain and Princess of Burgundy by birth and Queen of Denmark, Sweden and Norway by her marriage to King Christian II, was the daughter of Philip I and Joanna of Castile and the sister of Emperor Charles V. She was born at Brussels.
On 11 July 1514 Isabella was married by proxy to King Christian II of Denmark with Emperor Maximilian, her grandfather, standing in for the king. A year later, the Archbishop of Norway was sent to escort her to Copenhagen. The marriage was ratified on 12 August 1515. Isabella was crowned Queen of Denmark and given the name Elisabeth, but the relationship between her family and king Christian was quite cool during the first year of the marriage. The King's Dutch mistress, Dyveke Sigbritsdatter, had been with him since 1507, and he was not about to give her up for a teenaged girl.
This angered the Emperor, and caused some diplomatic strife between him and King Christian, but the matter was resolved when Dyveke died in 1517, and Isabella's relationship with her husband improved vastly over the next few years. She bore him three children, Hans, Christina and Dorothea, and when king Christian was deposed in 1523 by disloyal noblemen supporting his aging uncle Duke Frederick, the new king wanted to be on good terms with her family. He wrote her a personal letter in her native German, offering her a dowager queen's pension and permitting her to stay in Denmark under his protection while king Christian fled to the Netherlands. But Isabella wrote back to duke Frederick in Latin, stating that "ubi rex meus, ibi regna mea", that is "where my king is, there is my kingdom". She then left Denmark with her husband and their children. The young queen died at Ghent at just twenty-four years of age. It is said that the daughter of Denmark's Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary, Princess Isabella, is named after her.
When I saw this picture of this dress, it reminded me of a little girl playing dress-up with her mother's clothing. This was when Katherine was first brought to Court and she had nothing to wear, so she borrowed someone else's dress.
Henry the 8th's wives as seen on The Tudors. They are dressed in their christmas party gowns. Both Katherine of Aragon and Katherine Parr didn't appear in the series wearing this kind of gown so I have invented them. The others, are just made using the series' pics. Hope you like it!
From left to righ: Katherine of Aragon (Maria Doyle Kennedy), Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer), Jane Seymour (Annabelle Wallis), Anne of Cleves (Joss Stone), Katherine Howatd (Tamzin Merchant) and Katherine Parr (Joely Richardson)
Elisabeth of Valois (also named "of France"), 3rd wife of Philip II and mother of Isabella Clara Eugenia and Catherine Michelle. I have read just a little about her but is one of my spanish favourites queens also with Isabella of Portugal, Anna of Austria and Elisabeth of France
I created Jane Seymour in disney style portrait, I chose blue/yellow to represent her as gentle, beautiful, bit of naive where Anne Boleyn (See her portrait below) look more mystery, mindful and strong.
Other wives of Henry VIII:
1: Catherine of Aragon (Coming Soon) 2: Anne Boleyn: [link] 3: Jane Semour 4: Anne of Cleves (Coming Soon) 5: Catherine Howard (Coming Soon) 6: Catherine Parr (Coming Soon)
About Jane Seymour:
Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) was Queen of England as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter's execution for trumped up charges of high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI.
A Portrait of Anne Boleyn in disney style, I am see forward to finish rest of Henry VIII's wives, it is so fun to making them in disney style and starting to imagine if we make an animated movie about Henry VIII and his six wives. I chose red/yellow to represent her as romantic, mystery and wise to suit her personality.
Other wives of Henry VIII:
1: Catherine of Aragon (Coming Soon) 2: Anne Boleyn 3: Jane Semour: [link] 4: Anne of Cleves (Coming Soon) 5: Catherine Howard (Coming Soon) 6: Catherine Parr (Coming Soon)
Anne Boleyn; was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of Henry VIII of England and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right. She was a mother to Elizabeth I of England.
Born: 1501, Hever Died: May 19, 1536, Tower of London