Tudor history is now hot, and I mean HOT!
Here's a look at some recent screen incarnations:
|Left: 'Henry the Eighth and Anne Boleyn', engraving from a design by William Hogarth.|
Right: Jonathan Rhys Meyers (as Henry VIII) and Natalie Dormer (as Anne Boleyn) from The Tudors.
|Left: Francis II and Mary Queen of Scots, by François Clouet.|
Right: Adelaide Kane (as Mary Queen of Scots) and Toby Regbo (as Francis II) from Reign.
|Left: Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, by An Unknown Artist.|
Right: Henry Cavill (as Charles Brandon) from The Tudors.
|Left: Elizabeth I, by An Unknown Artist.|
Right: Cate Blanchett (as Elizabeth I) from Elizabeth - The Golden Age.
|Left: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, by Nicholas Hilliard.|
Right: Joseph Fiennes (as Robert Dudley) from Elizabeth.
|Left: Anne of Cleves, by Barthel de Bruyn|
Right: Jos Stone (as Anne of Cleves) from The Tudors.
|Left: Catherine Howard(?), by Hans Holbein.|
Right: Tamzin Merchant (as Catherine Howard) from The Tudors.
Left: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, by An Unknown Artist. Center: Elizabeth I, by Nicholas Hilliard.Right: Jamie Campbell Bower (as Oxford) and Joely Richardson (as Elizabeth I) from Anonymous.
|Left: Mary Queen of Scots, after Nicholas Hilliard.|
Right: Samantha Morton (as Mary Queen of Scots) from Elizabeth - The Golden Age.
|Left: Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, by An Unknown Artist.|
Right: Hugh Dancy (as Robert Devereux) from Elizabeth I.
|Left: Walter Ralegh, by An Unknown Artist.|
Right: Clive Owen (as Walter Ralegh) from Elizabeth - The Golden Age.