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The Tudor Panel
The Central Panel

  1. Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the Golden Hind, returns having sailed round the world
  2. The ship of the Irish princess who sailed up the Thames to meet Queen Elizabeth
  3. Henry VIII is rowed out in the Royal Barge to see the Henri Grace a Dieu launched from Woolwich Dockyard, seen on the left of the panel
  4. Thomas Tallis and the Tudor church of St. Alfege
  5. Royal Greenwich – the Palace of Placentia with the tiltyard in front. Henry VIII is jousting, watched by Catherine of Aragon, her ladies-in-waiting and courtiers. Below are portraits of the Tudor monarchs
  6. Henry VIII’s armoury at Greenwich with a water mill and blacksmith
  7. ‘The 'Field of the Cloth of Gold’ tents on Blackheath, a cannon and soldier with musket
  8. Sir Walter Raleigh lays down his cloak for Queen Elizabeth
  9. A picnic in Greenwich Park featuring Queen Elizabeth’s oak.
  10. A contemporary carriage
  11. A village festival with itinerant musicians and villagers dancing. In front of the cottages a boy drives his cow out to the meadow
  12. The chancellor’s house at Eltham with a knot garden and espalier fruit trees in front
  13. Sir Thomas More greets his daughter, Margaret, and her husband Will Roper in front of the Tudor Barn in Eltham
  14. A man fishing

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The Border Panels


Tudor Coat of Arms

Henry VIII’s armour, made at Greenwich

Tudor crown

Lambarde Coat of Arms

Tudor jewel

Roan School badge

Visor for falcon

Tudor Rose

Coat of Arms of Lord Howard

Beefeater’s hat & belt

Tudor spoon

A pomegranate, emblem of Catherine of Aragon

Gloves of Elizabeth I

Tudor jugs


Elizabethan coin