Discover iconic Tudor painting The Ambassadors in our Touch to See library
January 26, 2015

We are all glued to Hilary Mantels’ BBC series Wolf Hall.

Wolf Hall is about the rise of Thomas Cromwell, who helped Henry VIII with his desperation to secure a male heir for the Tudor dynasty.

Below is the famous painting The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger and our tactile image for blind people to feel.

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 The Ambassadors image was taken from the National Gallery website


You can borrow a selection of our Touch to See books on the theme of Tudor history:

The Second Collection of Paintings from the National Gallery  – You can find The Ambassadors tactile picture in this book amongst some other iconic works of art.

Friendship – In The Ambassadors there is a strong friendship between the two men in the painting, borrow this book to discover more.

Picture This: A day in the life – These works of art depict everyday scenes of life including some famous people in history – The Ambassadors is included in this book too.

You can also borrow the Touch to See book Tudor Times for a tactile image of King Henry VIII. This book is a fantastic teacher resource pack for ages 7-11 at school.

Henry VII

Henry VII image taken from History Extra website.

Henry VII tactile image



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