21 April 2009 - Age of the Tudors miniature sheet on Royal Mail first day cover.
The Houses of Tudor is the second in an annual series that will take a look at the Kings and Queens of England, Scotland and after 1603 the United Kingdom.
The House of Tudor was forged in bloodshed. Henry Tudor’s claim on the throne may have been slender, but he went on to create a dynasty that saw some of the best known of our Kings and Queens sit upon the English throne.
1st class: Henry VII (1457-1509) & Henry VIII (1509-1547);
62p Edward VI (1547-1553) & Lady Jane Grey (1553);
81p Mary (1553-1558) & Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
The first day cover is cancelled with the Hatfield postmark showing Queen Elizabeth I