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
Stained glass window of Elizabeth
At St. Mary’s Church, Sudeley Castle;
Photograph by Lara E. Eakins
Monday, December 26, 2011
I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.
Wax figure of Elizabeth I based on the Ermine Portrait.
At Madame Tussaud’s, London. Photograph by Lara E. Eakins
Sunday, December 25, 2011
"The Ermine Portrait". Painted in 1585 by Nicholas Hilliard
In the collection of the Marquess of Salisbury; On Display at Hatfield House
Saturday, December 24, 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.
One of at least three versions of The Armada Portrait.
At Woburn Abbey
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.