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.
The MS takes a separate look at the life and times of the age, featuring events and individuals from the reigns.
The events featured are:
1st class Henry VIII’s great battleship the Mary Rose launched in 1510, & the royal conference between England and France in 1520 known as the Field of Cloth of Gold.
90p expanding commerce with the foundation of the Royal Exchange in 1565, & the circumnavigation of the world completed by Sir Francis Drake in 1580. The border design features a timeline of the period.
The Royal Mail first day cover is available with these postmark choices:
- 500th Anniversary of Mary Rose, Portsmouth
- Age of the Tudors, Portsmouth (Mary Rose)
- Hampton Court, Timeline