Sunday, 8 July 2018

345) Mary I, Queen of England

Mary I, Queen of England and Ireland (1516 - 1558), also known as Bloody Mary.
"The child, small but pretty, already showed signs that she had inherited the red-gold hair of both her parents and the clear Tudor complexion"
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"...and here she sits, in her rich crimson leather chair, erect and stiff and insignificant, her auburn hair and homely face not one o charm her future husband..."
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"They all confess with depressing unanimity that the bride was a faded little woman with red hair and no eyebrows..."
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(Mary I, Queen of England
portrait by Antonis Mor, 1554)

(Mary at the time of her engagement to Charles V,
attributed to Lucas Horenbout)

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