As stated in the title, this is Elizabeth of York, mother to the famous King Henry VIII, & grandmother to Queen Elizabeth I.
The image is based on a portrait I found of the Queen, though it was difficult to make both her gown & headdress b/c there were no gable-hoods of any kind on the Tudors Scene-Maker. The portrait also only shows her from the chest up, so I had to use other pictures of early Tudor gowns as models for what the dress might have looked like.
This was actually a second attempt at creating Elizabeth of York. The first time around I tried using one of the French hoods in the game & it didn't exactly turn out so great :/ This time around, I made it entirely out of beads, no hood behind it, and used the portrait as the model.
The early English gable hoods for ladies actually look kinda pretty & unique. Gives you a real "Alice in Wonderland" feel. There's also that interesting late medieval look that ladies of the 15th century England had, just before King Henry brought on all the radical Renaissance fashions.
Elizabeth of York was said to be very beautiful in real life, and very gentle & kind in personality. I guess Henry got his nasty personality from his father, b/c Henry VII was said to be a greedy, money-grubbing jerk. It's a pity Elizabeth of York never got to see her granddaughter, Elizabeth I. She would have been proud of the girl
This is also 1 of the first appearances Princess Mary makes on the "Tudors" tv show. (This was also the first costume of hers I could see clearly in the photos & liked enough to imitate on the the scene-maker).
She's in church, & from what I saw of the screencaps, she's talking to a priest or bishop (I have no idea how to identify all these men of the cloth; we Protestants make it so much simpler w/ just Pastors & various church leaders for different departments, depending who's being preached to).
Thing was, the picture they had on the wiki wasn't very clear, so I took at look at Sara Bolger's website. At first I thought she was wearing a small white cap on her head, but she's actually wearing this beautiful pearl & ruby headband. So I had to re-do the outfit, along w/ adding the overly huge cross-necklace.
At first I was not bothered by seeing Princess Mary wearing black, b/c I knew she was as dedicated to her faith as her mother; and I'm used to seeing Catholic nuns dressed in black all the time. But when I read some of the comments on the "Tudors" wiki, I soon saw what was wrong with the dress, based on what this commentator said:
"This makes her look too prim. Plus they're dressing her as a Protestant. I know they're trying to make her look pious, but Catholics were fond of extravagant clothes and decorations. When Mary was queen and suspected that Elizabeth was plotting against her; it was Elizabeth who dressed soberly like this pic of Mary, to assure her supporters that she was still a firm Protestant! Historians should see that the costume people did no research into this. Wrong impression." --Lady History.
[I had to edit this passage a little b/c LadyHistory misspelled a few things.]
This image got a lot of attention on Doll-Divine Princess Mary apparently wears it in the same scene as Jane for Christmas, though I'm not sure royalty started wearing sashes until the 1700s. Also, the dress is much too modern for the Tudor time-period. This is more likely to be found on some modest female celebrity walking down the red carpet, not in a Renaissance King's court.
It's kinda weird, but this color actually looks good on Mary, whether she's a brunette or a redhead. Normally it's not recommended that redheads wear the actual color red, b/c it clashes w/ their hair, but the dark red actually seems to compliment the doll I made
I couldn't actually find a sash in the scene-maker game, so I used roses .
Like a number of costumes in this tv series, this 1 is a re-used outfit that Anne Boleyn wore in an earlier season, though it looks better on Mary.
The amazing queen of a romanesque era, Eleanor d'Aquitaine. She was the wife of Henry II, and mother of Richard Lionheart.
Eleanor was the most rich woman of her time, and the most desirable heir of Europe. She was married before with Louis VII of France, and after with Henry II of England.
As queen of France, Eleanor participated in the 2nd Crusade. When she felt in love with Henry, she got the annulment to can marry with him and become the queen of England. She also declare war against Henry in favour of their sons, but lost and was taken prisioner for ten years of her life. After the death of king, she returns to the court and reigh besides of Richard Lionheart, been the regent whe he is on the 3th Crusade.
Eleanor is one of my favorite queens!
This dress is in her tomb's efigie. picture of this outfit: [link]
Lucilla was the daughter of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, elder sister to future Roman Emperor Commodus and wife of her father’s co-ruler Lucius Verus.
In 182 Lucilla with the help of relatives, had planned to assassinate Commodus and replace him with her husband and herself as the new rulers of Rome. But the plan backfired and she ended up banished to the Italian island of Capri. All the men of the conspiration was executed in Rome. The Emperor then sent a centurion to Capri to execute her, her daughter Plautia, and her cousin Ummidia Cornificia Faustina, who also was in the conspiration, later that year.
This is a costume from an Imperial Rome pictures of this outfit from the Gladiator movie: [link] [link]
Theodora, empress of Bizantine Empire. Wife of Justinian. Theodora is one of my favorite queens!
Theodora was empress of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire and the wife of Emperor Justinian I. Like her husband, she is a saint in the Orthodox Church, besides to be, perhaps, the most influential and powerful woman in the Roman Empire's history.
Her beauty, wit and amusing character drew attention from Justinian, who wanted to marry her. However, he couldn't, since he was heir of the throne of his uncle, Emperor Justin I, and a Roman law from Constantine's time prevented government officials from marrying actresses. Even Empress Euphemia, who liked Justinian and ordinarily refused him nothing, was against his wedding with an actress. But when Euphemia had died, Justin repealed the law, and Justinian managed to marry Theodora. By this point, she already had a daughter (probably Justinian was the girl's father).
As empress, Theodora participated in Justinian's legal and spiritual reforms, and her involvement in the increase of the rights of women was substantial. She had laws passed that prohibited forced prostitution and closed brothels.
Theodora is considered a great female figure of the Byzantine Empire, and a pioneer of feminism, because of the laws she passed, increasing the rights of women. As a result of Theodora's efforts, the status of women in the Byzantine Empire was elevated far above that of women in the Middle East and the rest of Europe.
This outfit is inspired on the most famous portrait of Theodora, the mosaic of her and Justinian in Ravenna.
some inspirations for this outift: Empress Theodora in Ravenna's mosaik: [link] Empress Theodora's close: [link] Empress Theodora's outfit: [link] Empress Theodora's doll: [link]
Given how at this point in history white wedding dresses were probably nonexistent, if not rare, it had been difficult to come up with something that had white as a main color. Now that accessories are available, I managed to come up with this beauty.
Mostly due to reading the MLP fanfic "Under the Northern Lights" I tend to call this set of gowns the Hrimfaxi (left) and Skinfaxi (right) gowns. Admittedly more creativity went into the design of the Hrimfaxi gown due to me having a clearer idea of what I wanted.
Surely, Catherine remembered Spain (though he loved England) and above all, remember their childhood with his brother Juan and her sisters Isabel, Juana and Maria and her parents Fernando and Isabel.
Maria Doyle Kennedy as Catherine of Aragon in the serie "The Tudors". Nerea Gárcia as Catherine as a Child in the film "Juana la Loca" ( Mad Love, the title in English) And Juan, Isabel and Maria in the film "Juana la Loca"
Images copyright of Showtime and Enrique Cerezo P.C.
Tribute to Queen Katherine of Aragon, Queen of England and first wife of Henry VIII, imitating the style of the Middle Ages. With the details in the filigree, of its symbol, the pomegranate, and a crucifix, for his faith. Unlike the real picture, she have blue eyes, because she really had that color, just like his mother. Although the reference pic appear dark brown.
Not many days after Anne dressed like this to be seen in public, Henry VIII ordered the execution of Anne Boleyn. This is another style of Anne I really love. Even my design of a character for my sister's novel was based on this. I felt pity for her, Anne Boleyn did nothing guilty. I do think she broke the marriage of Queen Catherine of Aragon was wrong, but, Henry was the one who need to be charged on this case, however, Henry did nothing right.