In the early hours of March 24, 1603, Elizabeth I, By the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, died after 44 years and 127 days on the throne, thus ending the Tudor Dynasty.
Mary Tudor, Queen of England, "Bloody Mary",daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Catherine Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.
Henry knew of his sister's feelings for Charles Brandon but wanted any future marriage to be to his advantage. He made Brandon promise not to propose to Mary. However, the couple married in secret in France. Henry was outraged, and the Privy Council urged that Brandon should be imprisoned or executed for treason. Because of the intervention of Thomas Wolsey, and Henry's affection for both his sister and Brandon, the couple were let off with a heavy fine.
James V of Scotland, c.1540 (oil on panel)
One of Titanic's smoke stacks
Mary, Queen of Scots
On 9 September 1543 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling. She ruled Scotland for 25 tumultuous years, ending in 1567. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies.
Geronimo as a younger man. A deadly warrior. Elsewhere called the greatest cavalry soldier to ever live. Ten thousand united warriors and repeating rifles and the history of the USA would have had a very different outcome.