Queen honors Yeoman of the Guard and Henry VII

From The Telegraph:

Queen thanks Yeomen of the Guard on 500th anniversary of Henry VII’s death

The Queen expressed her thanks to the Yeomen of the Guard as she honoured the founder of the famous royal bodyguards.

More than 70 Yeomen – resplendent in their distinctive red and gold tunics, large white ruffled collars, scarlet stockings and flat brimmed black Tudor hats – gathered in Westminster Abbey in tribute to King Henry VII.

Henry VII created the Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth.

To mark the 500th anniversary of his death, the Queen placed a posy at his tomb in the Abbey’s Lady Chapel.

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Queen honors Yeoman of the Guard and Henry VII — 4 Comments

  1. How grand that Henry VIIth is being recognized! With all the hoopla over Hal 8’s coming to the throne, it’s nice to see a posy given to his father. Is Her Majesty going to be participating in anything for the son?

  2. I haven’t heard anything, but i wouldn’t be surprised if she or another royal dropped by one or more of the exhibitions.

    And it was nice to see H7 get a little love! 🙂

  3. Henry VII got a little more “love” last night when the MGM-HD cable channel ran the Ian MacKellan’s 1995 version of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Though Richard is the main character, the entire purpose of the play was Tudor revisionism vilifying Richard and promoting Henry Tudor as the savior of England. If you have not seen the MacKellan version, I recommend it very highly. It is a brilliant adaptation that utilizes costumes and sets of the late 1930s, unmistakably evoking Richard as a Hitler-esque figure. And the old Battersea Power Station serves as a principal backdrop, with the Battle of Bosworth set inside the shell of the station. Great film!

  4. Yes, the MacKellan version is very good. There’s more than a hint of Wallis Warfield Simpson in Queen Elizabeth Woodville, too, in this imagining …

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