Face to face

After centuries - and a world-changing divorce - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are back together, at least in London’s National Portrait Gallery. The portrait of a young Henry VIII and a newly-restored portrait of Catherine, both from the 1520s, now hang together in the gallery. (photo)

The portrait of Catherine was once believed to be that of Catherine Parr, but after intensive analysis and restoration, the painting has been identified as Catherine. Both portraits date from around the same time, and are of similar size, making them perfect companions for the gallery, if not in life.