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Ninya Mikhaila costumier - gown back

NINYA MIKHAILA - HISTORICAL COSTUMIER costume based on a portrait of Elizabeth I when princess made for children's education sessions at Hampton Court Palace. Blackwork embroidery on the linen cuffs is by Jane Huggett. Shoes by Plantagenet Shoes.

Anne of Cleves gown backside

Anne of Cleves’ dress in her 1539 engagement portrait for Henry VIII, by Hans Holbein the Younger. Garment researched and constructed by Ren Boggio.

Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's favourite sister - detail from her marriage portrait to Charles Brandon in1515, after she was the dowager Queen of France. She married Charles Brandon, one of Henry's dearest friends, and became the Duchess of Suffolk. She also became the grandmother of Lady Jane Grey, whose claim to the English throne came from Mary.

Mary Tudor, Henry’s sister, detail from her marriage portrait to Charles Brandon, 1515 - she was considered to be one of the great beauties of Europe in her time and Henry VIII’s favourite sister.

Alison Weir believes that a 19th-century engraving on an internet shopping site could be a 'lost' 16th-century portrait of Anne Boleyn, Queen of England (above)

Alison Weir believes that a engraving on an internet shopping site could be a 'lost' portrait of Anne Boleyn, Queen of England (above)

Anne Boleyn miniature

Anne Boleyn Miniature fun replica based on an original by john Hoskins c 1664