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A girdle prayer book is a miniature prayer book enclosed within gold covers that is attached by long chains to girdle chains worn around the waist, almost as a conspicuous piece of jewellery. It was considered particularly fashionable for ladies of rank in the English court between around 1530 and 1560. The fashion may have originally been introduced into Henry VIII's England by the Spanish entourage of Queen Catherine of Aragon.

A girdle prayer book is a miniature prayer book enclosed within gold covers that is attached by long chains to girdle chains worn around the waist, almost as a conspicuous piece of jewellery. It was considered particularly fashionable for ladies of rank in the English court between around 1530 and 1560. The fashion may have originally been introduced into Henry VIII's England by the Spanish entourage of Queen Catherine of Aragon.

Ring of gold, enamel and diamonds. In the center a heart topped by a diamond between a white unicorn and a woman dressed in blue.  dated 1550-1600

Ring of gold, enamel and diamonds. In the center a heart topped by a diamond between a white unicorn and a woman dressed in blue. dated 1550-1600

~Snape Castle, North Yorkshire England, was the residence of Catherine Parr and her husband John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer, before she became the sixth wife of Henry VIII~

~Snape Castle, North Yorkshire England, was the residence of Catherine Parr and her husband John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer, before she became the sixth wife of Henry VIII~

Brooch in rolled gold with enamel decorationsMiniature lovers eye handpainted on ivoryGeorgian, ca. 1820, England In the 18th and early 19th century lovers gave each other jewels...

Brooch in rolled gold with enamel decorationsMiniature lovers eye handpainted on ivoryGeorgian, ca. 1820, England In the 18th and early 19th century lovers gave each other jewels...

Panel-lady-jane-grey - Richard Burchett - Wikipedia

Panel-lady-jane-grey - Richard Burchett - Wikipedia

Richard I "The Lionheart", House of Plantagenet, b.6 September 1157 d.06 April 1199, son of Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine. King of England 1189-1199.

Richard I "The Lionheart", House of Plantagenet, b.6 September 1157 d.06 April 1199, son of Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine. King of England 1189-1199.

Zegelring met het familiewapen van Van Wijnbergen, anoniem, ca. 1535

Zegelring met het familiewapen van Van Wijnbergen, anoniem, ca. 1535

Birdlive Nieuws Archief 2013

Birdlive Nieuws Archief 2013

27 juli 2013: Zorgelijk. Foto: vandaag jarig: Jonathan Rhys Meyers kijkt zorgelijk in de rol van Koning Hendrik VIII in The Tudors (2007–2010)

27 juli 2013: Zorgelijk. Foto: vandaag jarig: Jonathan Rhys Meyers kijkt zorgelijk in de rol van Koning Hendrik VIII in The Tudors (2007–2010)

The Prayer Book of Queen Claude of France (wife of Francis I), circa 1517.  Each page is fully viewable online...

The Prayer Book of Claude de France

The Prayer Book of Queen Claude of France (wife of Francis I), circa 1517. Each page is fully viewable online...

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