Tudor and Stuart
Explore the rich history of Tudor and Stuart Britain with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources gathered from hundreds of museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
Curators are appealing to the public in a bid to raise £70,000 for an incredible archaeological hoard of treasures found by metal detectorists in the Saffron Walden area.
Seeing the Queen's image may be nothing new, but the NPG's display reveals the level of control Elizabeth I had over her portrayal, says Sarah Jackson.
Experts at the National Portrait Gallery say sea and moon symbols discovered beneath the centuries old layers of paint on a Walter Raleigh portrait reveal his love and devotion towards Queen Elizabeth I.
Commissioned as part of the Museum of London's forthcoming exhibition on the revelatory Cheapside Hoard, Roja Dove has captured the scented floral materials indigenous to Britain. Spices, musk,......
A family-friendly exhibition at Banqueting House gives visitors the opportunity to experience a masque of the Stuart court and learn a Renaissance dance in costume.
The bed head from the night of Henry VIII's 1540 marriage features a carving of the king's extremely large codpiece. Dr Ellen McAdam, of Glasgow Museums, tell us more.
The life and times of Scotland's most famous queen, Mary, Queen of Scots are examined in a comprehensive exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
The continuous spray which has protected the timbers of the Mary Rose for three decades has been turned off ahead of a five-year drying-out process for the famous ship.
Dozens of cultural institutions across the country will help the inaugural Shakespeare Week inspire millions of people when it launches in March 2014.
Experts have used X-rays and raking light to reveal the amazing truth behind a wrongly identified Lambeth Palace portrait, putting it on public display in London.
A huge Byzantine bowl and a gold enamelled foot with links to Spanish royalty form a Duke's legacy which has just become the most valuable piece in the key Scottish collection.
The romantically challenged can now put their problems to William Chiffinch, the man responsible for managing the "backstairs intrigues" of King Charles II at Stuart court.
The palace plays host to a new display exploring the value of beauty in the late 17th century by delving in to the histories of the Royal mistresses who lived at the Stuart Court.
Sudeley Castle is celebrating the life of Henry VIII's final queen Katherine Parr with a Quincentenary Festival that reveals unseen artefacts of its most famous Tudor resident.
Joan Bergin's designs for the likes of Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Joss Stone in the BBC series go back on display in Portsmouth as part of a show of support for rebuild plans.