Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Elizabeth playing the lute. Painted by Nicholas Hilliard c. 1580
The Bridgeman Art Library, London
Woodcut of Princess Elizabeth as a prisoner in the Tower of London
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The Family of Henry VIII
Left to right: Philip and Mary with War, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth I with Peace and Plenty
National Museum of Wales, on loan to Sudeley Castle
Sunday, December 25, 2011
I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.