Joanna of Navarre, Queen of England.
Inspiration for a novel of the life and times of Joanna of Navarre,Queen of England, second wife of King Henry IV. The Queen's Choice to be released in January…
Joanna of Navarre in the Marriage at Cana window in Winchester Cathedral where she and Henry IV were married in 1403. Not contemporary but she is dressed authentically. I cannot find a date but likely to be 19th century. There is no reliability that she looked anything like this.
A medieval brass astrolabe. King Henry IV kept an astrolabe beside his bed so that his physicians could pinpoint the exact position of the stars on any given day. This was to allow them to decide on the most propitious time to administer medicine or to let blood. Henry was always concerned about and careful of his health.
A rare sapphire-mounted gold reliquary pendant showing a nativity scene. Early 15th century, English. Joanna of Navarre had more than one reliquary pendant, as a gift from Henry IV, although we know that most of Joanna's were heavily jewelled. This one was originally enamelled. The back which would have helped to contain the relic is now missing. It was purchased from Sotherby's in 2005 and so is in a private collection.