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Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh

Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh

Queen Mary Stuart

Queen Mary Stuart

On 9 September 1543 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling. She ruled Scotland for 25 tumultuous years, ending in 1567. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies.

Mary, Queen of Scots

On 9 September 1543 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling. She ruled Scotland for 25 tumultuous years, ending in 1567. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies.

Het Victoriaans tijdperk van het Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Ierland was een tijdperk tijdens het bewind van koningin Victoria van 1837 tot 1901. De periode wordt gezien als een tijd van voorspoed in Groot-Brittannië (Wikipedia)

Het Victoriaans tijdperk van het Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Ierland was een tijdperk tijdens het bewind van koningin Victoria van 1837 tot 1901. De periode wordt gezien als een tijd van voorspoed in Groot-Brittannië (Wikipedia)

Een oranje interieur is pas echt af met een schilderij of foto in lijst van onze Koning Willem Alexander, met en zonder baard

Een oranje interieur is pas echt af met een schilderij of foto in lijst van onze Koning Willem Alexander, met en zonder baard

Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk

Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk

Richard Hawkins #pirate #buccaneer

Richard Hawkins #pirate #buccaneer

Elizabeth was more concerned with propaganda and with portraits depicting her as she wanted to be seen by her subjects and foreign powers, rather than how she herself actually looked. Alison Weir writes of how after Nicholas Hilliard painted a 40+ year old Elizabeth as an “icon of royalty”, Elizabeth “began to take an increasing interest in how she was represented, insisting upon the trappings and appearance of majesty taking precedence over any attempt at realism”.

Elizabeth was more concerned with propaganda and with portraits depicting her as she wanted to be seen by her subjects and foreign powers, rather than how she herself actually looked. Alison Weir writes of how after Nicholas Hilliard painted a 40+ year old Elizabeth as an “icon of royalty”, Elizabeth “began to take an increasing interest in how she was represented, insisting upon the trappings and appearance of majesty taking precedence over any attempt at realism”.

Mary Tudor & Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk - Mary was the younger sister of King Henry VIII of England & queen consort of France. She then married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in secret. Mary had been unhappy with her marriage to Louis XII, as at this time she was almost certainly in love w/ Brandon. The King was outraged, and wanted Brandon imprisoned or executed. Luckily, Brandon ended up w/ only a heavy fine.

Mary Tudor & Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk - Mary was the younger sister of King Henry VIII of England & queen consort of France. She then married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in secret. Mary had been unhappy with her marriage to Louis XII, as at this time she was almost certainly in love w/ Brandon. The King was outraged, and wanted Brandon imprisoned or executed. Luckily, Brandon ended up w/ only a heavy fine.

Mary Tudor (18 March 1496 – 25 June 1533) was the younger of the two surviving daughters of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, and the younger sister of King Henry VIII of England. She was also queen consort of France through her marriage to Louis XII. The latter was more than 30 years her senior. Following his death, which occurred less than two months after her coronation as his third wife, she married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk.

Mary Tudor (18 March 1496 – 25 June 1533) was the younger of the two surviving daughters of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, and the younger sister of King Henry VIII of England. She was also queen consort of France through her marriage to Louis XII. The latter was more than 30 years her senior. Following his death, which occurred less than two months after her coronation as his third wife, she married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk.

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