The Children of Henry VIII Setting & Symbolism

Alison Weir (historian)
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Whitehall

The great Tudor palace in London.

The Tower

The Tower of London had many uses, perhaps most notably the detention of political prisoners. Monarchs waiting to be crowned also customarily spent a night in the Tower.

Windsor

One of the Tudor palaces.

Greenwich

The Tudor palace where Mary I retreated to battle for the throne.

London

The center of political activity in England during the Tudor dynasty.

Letters

Letters were extremely important in Tudor England, and were how many important news and decisions were conveyed.

Rings

Rings were used to convey rank, such as Mary I's betrothal ring and Edward VI's coronation ring. They were also oftentimes bestowed at gifts.

Tower Hill

Tower Hill is where many political prisoners were executed, usually by beheading. Among these executions were Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, and the Lady Jane Grey.

Portraits

Portraits were used among the upper classes like photographs...

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