This was one of the more difficult dresses I've made for Anne. I didn't even attempt it until recently b/c it was so complicated & such an unusual color. From what little I could see in the wiki photos, the dress is silvery-blue, while the sleeves are black with silver & gold stripes. However, a lot of fans love this dress, & I just couldn't leave it out of the collection. I ended up with a compromise regarding the color. I couldn't get silvery blue, so I made it a soft blue w/ gray woven in. The medallions on her bodice were also difficult b/c there aren't any silver medallions in the game, only gold or pearls.
The doll has gotten 1 Crown for Pretty and 3 for Accurate (though probably towards the costume, not history), & 1 for Intricate.
It is a pretty dress, and I've even seen it converted into a modded outfit for Sims on Sims 2 to wear. The sleeves are especially striking, and the silvery blue compliments the Queen's much darker wardrobe.
However, I found two things strange about the costume on the Tudors show: 1.) Anne Boleyn was shown working in the honored position of one of Queen Catherine's ladies-in-waiting, (something she did in real life too) and this job included attending to the Queen's personal needs. As expected with any job, the ladies wore "uniforms" that the Queen probably designed herself to suit her position and color preference. So it makes very little sense that Anne's "uniform" is much prettier and more decorated than the rest of the Queen's ladies-in-waiting. Everyone knows she eventually became important in the King & Queen's lives, but that's no reason to really make her stand out like a favored servant. The Queen treated her no differently than her other ladies-in-waiting while Anne was in her service.
2.) I did read that the show actually condensed the time-span of Henry VIII's reign, and changed some of the characters' ages and life experiences to suit the course of the main storyline, as well as appeal to viewers w/ shorter attention-spans than your average history-nut (of which I'm one ) In that context, they made it look like Anne rose to the privileged position of waiting on the Queen & washing her feet at night, in the span of a few months, when in fact, she was in the Queen's service for a few YEARS before she could even come CLOSE to that honor. (This is also true of how long it took Henry to notice Anne in real life, as opposed to what the show romantically implied).
This is Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife. She was a German princess, whose marriage served to create an alliance with England. However, things didn't work out between her and the king. It's a pretty long story, so I'll just tell about the painting.
Henry was interested in an alliance with the Duke of Cleves, who had two daughters old enough to marry. Hans Holbein, the court painter, was sent to do paintings of the ladies so the king could decide which one he wanted. He chose Anne. However, legend has it that Hans fell in love with Anne while painting her, and portrayed her as prettier than she was in real life.
After Anne had arrived in England and was on her way to the court, the king decided to see her in person, not wanting to wait for his "pretty" new bride. So he dropped in on her early, and was NOT happy with the real woman who had come to marry him. You could imagine how cheated he must have felt. But then again, he wasn't much of a prize himself by this time in his life.
Since the marriage was never consummated, the two of them could legally divorce by English law, but to keep the alliance with Germany, Henry gave Anne her own homes and luxuries to live in, and treated her as his "sister" and friend after that. It's nice to say that Anne of Cleves' marriage to Henry VIII had the happiest ending of all the wives.
This outfit was a real pain in the butt to make, mostly because Anne is shown in her most famous painting wearing a very elaborate and odd-shaped German gown. I had to make the upper sleeves and hat out of beads, and the wired veil was the EASY part, lol. Like some of my other works, this was a 2nd attempt at imitating Anne's famous portrait. The first time didn't go over so well and looked like a mess, so it's good that this one turned out better.
I was curious about this woman in the orange dress on "The Tudors" and read up about her. I don't get Showtime, nor would I watch the show if I did pay for its services, so I did research online.
In "The Tudors" tv show, Henry has a younger sister called "Princess Margaret." She's supposed to be a condensed version of Henry VIII's 2 younger sisters, Margaret and Mary. Her story mostly follows what happened to Mary. I read that they didn't want to call her Princess Mary because it would have confused viewers between her & Henry's oldest daughter. However, I think confusing between the 2 royals would have been preferable to how they portrayed "Margaret" on the show.
Honestly, the English during this time period were VERY unimaginative w/ names. For the ladies, it seems as if only 5 names were ever used: Mary, Anne, Catherine, Jane, and Elizabeth. Even worse, those same names were used all over Europe, they just sounded different in other languages. (For example: Isabel = Elizabeth, & Catalina = Catherine. It's no surprise that the name Elizabeth, especially, has so many nicknames attached to it, to prevent confusion; like Liz, Lizzy, Bess, Bessy, Beth, Eliza, etc). For men it was: Henry, John, Thomas, William, & Robert.
In real life, Princess Mary was considered one of the most beautiful ladies in Europe; (I'm not surprised, check out this painting if u don't believe me, [link]), & when she was of age, and Henry married her off to King Louis XII of France. On the show she was going to marry the aging King of Portugal. In both real life and the show, it seems she did sulk about it, but she was really nasty towards Henry in the show. It was also the same in real life & on the show that she was already in love with Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk.
History says that King Louis XII was 34 years older than Mary, so he was a feeble old man (for the time period), and died 3 months after the wedding. The tv show, however, shows that she smothered the Portuguese King with a pillow so she could be rid of him (as I said, I didn't watch hardly any of the show except for some very short YouTube videos).
History & the tv show were both in agreement that the princess secretly married Charles Brandon soon after King Louis' death, but unlike the show, Princess Mary was eventually forgiven by her brother Henry. In the show, Henry banishes them from the court, & Princess Margaret's relationship dissolves b/c her husband starts sleeping around. She eventually dies of tuberculosis.
In real life, Princess Mary & Duke Charles were happy together. They even had 3 children, and the princess was good friends with Catherine of Aragon. Although she married below her rank, the rest of her life was quiet and happy. She didn't really die until 1533, the same year Princess Elizabeth was born.
I find it really annoying that the writer of "The Tudors" series would find it so FASCINATING to portray such an interesting lady in such a negative and tragic light. They say that truth is stranger than fiction. In this case, it's truth is KINDER than fiction.
As for the orange gown, I'll leave history's hypothetical opinions as well as my own for a separate image of "Princess Margaret."
Elizabeth of York, Henry VII King of England and his mother Margaret Beaufort
Elizabeth of York Plantagenet Born: Feb 11, 1466 Died: Feb 11, 1503 Reigned: Jan 18, 1486 - Feb 11, 1503 Wife of Henry VII, daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. Is technically the true ruler of England as the oldest heir. Is Also 5th cousins with Henry. She also did not use much political influence due to her strong willed mother-in-law Margaret Beaufort.
Henry VII Tudor Born: Jan 28, 1457 Died: April 21, 1509 Reigned: Aug 22, 1485 – April 21, 1509 Note: Former Earl of Richmond. Great Great Great Grandson of Edward III through John of Gaunt. Son of Edmund Tudor Earl of Richmond and Lady Margaret Beaufort.
Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond Born: May 31, 1443 Died: June 29, 1509 Married Edmund Tudor Earl of Richmond: Nov 1, 1455 Note: She refused to accept a lower status than the dowager Queen and as well as her daughter-in-law and walked only a half pace behind her and wore the same quality robes as the Queen. She was practically the queen as she was strong willed and did not let Elizabeth of York have much power. It is believed she is responsible for the banishment of Elizabeth Woodville by Henry VII at her request. The birth of her son was very difficult and left her unable to have anymore children Note: Edmund died Nov 3, 1456 at 25.
Yes the dates for Margaret Beaufort are correct for her birthdate, marriage and when she had her son.
All credit goes to Doll-Divine and Azalea's Dress Up Doll Tudor Maker.
Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna Habsburg-Lorraine aka Marie Antoinette Born: Nov 2, 1755 Died: Oct 16, 1793 Reigned Co-Queen of France: May 10, 1774 to Oct 16, 1793 She was the daughter of Maria Theresa Empress of the Holy Roman Empir and Francis Lorraine Duke of Lorraine, she was the 15th of 16 children. She married the then Dauphin Louis XVI King of France on May 16, 1770, she had 4 children 1 dieing in infancy and only 2 children outlived her and Louis but 1 a daughter lived to old age. She had a very critical mother who crticized her in letters and she has been stated that she feared her mother more than she loved her and was often neglected by her mother as a child. She is said to have had Straw-blonde hair and deep blue eyes.
It is commonaly believed she stated "let them eat cake" in reference to hearing the commoners of France had no bread. But there is no evidence she ever said this. It had been stated by Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his memoir that was published that a great princess said this, the memoir was released when the queen was 14 and the phrase was only later attributed to her.
She is the Great great great great great granddaughter of Ferdinand I Habsburg and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary via their son Charles II Archduke of Inner Austria (who was the 12th child and their 3rd son.)
It is possible that had Elizabeth Tudor became Queen of France that it would have caused changes that could have prevented or altered the French Revolution that would have resulted in a constitutional monarchy and Marie Antoinette and her family surviving.
I used the hair style from the new Azalea's game Game of Thrones for Maria's high hair style
Elizabeth I Queen of England, Wales and Ireland on the left and Elizabeth Queen of France on the Right.
The Elizabeth on the left is the historical Elizabeth who did not have much of a happy life with loosing her mother then threats of assination from the Catholic church and constant urgings to get married and produce an heir, as well as being unable to be with Robert Dudley who she dearly loved. But did turn England into a Empire.
But the Elizabeth on the right is from a happier alternate Universe were her mother lived and gave her a brother plus many siblings. She married Charles Valois the Duke of Orleans and they later became King and Queen of France and produced a new Dynasty that still exists to the modern day. Here she is the Queen of France.
2nd possiblility: The Elizabeth on the right could also work with a timeline were Henry had not believed the lies about Anne and had not executed her and this Elizabeth married Charles Valois Duke of Orleasns and she is the Queen of England, Ireland and Wales but is also Queen of France and her husband co-King of England, Ireland and Wales.
3rd possibility: She could also be an Elizabeth were Mary had decided to marry Philip of Bavaria and it causes Henry to betroth and marry Elizabeth Charles, this makes the rulers of england descended from Mary and Philip and the Kings of France descended Elizabeth and Charles.
4th possiblity: She could also be an Elizabeth were Catherine Parr had been sympathetic to her and convinced Henry to betroth her to Charles Valois and she married him and thus both become King and Queen of England, Ireland, Wales and France and their son of Scotland as well.
Dolls of Robert Dudley, Elizabeth I and Dudley's wife Amy Robsart.
Amy Robsart married Dudley in a love match when they were teenagers. However they become estranged when Elizabeth took the throne. Dudley sent Amy to the countryside while he flirted and seduced the young queen hoping to marry her. Amy was heartbroken by Dudley's abandonment and became ill.
Rumors and gossip spread about Elizabeth and Dudley's relationship and many assumed that they would marry. At this point, Amy was found mysteriously dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs.
Here are the four stages of Fantine's life. From the carefree girl in love, to the single mother to the prostitute to the poor dying wretch.
I'm going to do the rest of the women of Les Miserables but they are my interpretations of them lol. I'm also considering doing my interpretations of the women of Phantom of the Opera and maybe even Perfume.
Elizabeth Woodville (1437-1492) is one of the main characters from Philippa Gregory's historical novel series about the Cousins' War, also known as the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485). This series has recently been turned into a tv show, named the White Queen.
Elizabeth was queen of England from 1471 until the dead of her husband, king Edward IV, in 1483. She's been named the White Queen, because she married into the house of York, which heraldic symbol was a white rose. Their opponent was the house of Lancaster, who carried a red rose. Both houses were branches of the royal house of Plantagenet, hence the name "Cousins' War". Elizabeth's mother, Jacquetta, was an old friend of the lancastrian 'bad queen' Margaret of Anjou. This was one of the reasons why Elizabeth wasn't immediately accepted as queen of England. Her two sons by the king (she also had two sons from her first marriage) later became known as the "princes in the tower". After their father's death their uncle assumed the regency and had them locked away in the Tower of London. Shortly after a failed attempt to free them, the two boys disappeared. To this day we cannot be sure what happened to them. Their uncle took the throne and became king Richard III, one of Shakespeares greatest villains. His body has only a few months ago been found. In order to unite both Plantagenet branches, Elizabeth's daughter (also named Elizabeth) married a distant lancastrian heir to the throne who became king after Richard's death in the battle of Bosworth Field. This man was Henry Tudor, after his ascension known as Henry VI. Because of this, Elizabeth Woodville is grandmother to Henry VIII and great-grandmother to Edward VI, Mary I and of course Elizabeth I.
I read The White Queen about two years ago and loved it. So when I heard last year that they were going to film it I was really excited, but also worried about the costumes and such because many previous historical series have let me down on that point. I'm glad to say in the end there was nothing to worry about. The costumes are gorgeous!
When I decided to draw Elizabeth it wasn't difficult to choose an outfit. This is one of my favorite dresses: it's very classy and very simple at the same time. It also has a lot of white and greyish tones, which was great since I wanted her nickname to be visible if you know what I mean. Here's a picture of the costume: collider.com/wp-content/upload…
The background is made up of three special brushes, which you can find in my favorites collection if you're interested.
Margaret Beaufort (1443-1509), countess of Richmond and Derby, was the mother of king Henry VII of England.
Philippa Gregory's The Red Queen was the first book of the Cousins' War I read and I loved it from the very first page. In the tv series, Margaret is portrayed by Amanda Hale. I was not overly fond about the way they made Margaret appear. I can't really explain it, but she comes across different than in the book. And even though I drew her in an outfit she wears in the show, I highly doubt she would have looked like this.
A little information about Margaret. She was married at a very young age to Edmund Tudor. The marriage didn't last very long, because Edmund got sick and died, but not before getting his child bride pregnant. Margaret gave birth to a son, the future Henry VII, when she was only 13 years old. Her young age caused complications during the process and as a result Margaret would never be able to get pregnant again. Margaret did remarry twice: first to sir Henry Stafford and after he died to lord Thomas Stanley.
After the death of king Henry VI during the Wars of the Roses, Margeret and her son were the last heirs of the Lancaster line and thus a danger to the York kings. Young Henry went into exile in France with his uncle Jarper Tudor, but never gave up his claim to the throne. He returned to England in 1485 and during the battle at Bosworth Field defeated king Richard III and won his crown. To end the Cousins' War he married princess Elizabeth of York, daughter of king Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville (the White Queen). Margaret would have a very strong influence on her son for the rest of his life. She outlived Henry by a two months and died just a day after her grandson, Henry VIII, turned 18.
Margaret Beaufort was a very pious women. When you read The Red Queen you feel how important religion was to her and I had to incorporate it in my drawing of her. So I drew her hand together, almost like she is praying. I don't think she smiled very often, but I imagine her doing so when she's looking at her son.
I kept the background the same as in Elizabeth Woodville's picture, but switched the white rose of York with the red rose of Lancaster of course.
Anne Neville (1456-1485) was the daughter of Richard Neville, earl of Warrick. Edward IV owed his crown to him and named him The Kingmaker. The relationship between the king and Warrick was great until Edward secretly married Elizabeth Woodville. Warrick eventually rebelled against the king and fled with his family to France. There he set up an alliance between him and Margaret of Anjou which was sealed by the marriage of his second daughter Anne to her only son Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales.
This rebellion fails and both Warrick and prince Edward are killed in battle. Anne joins her sister at the English court and marries Richard, duke of Gloucester, youngest brother of king Edward. Their only child is a boy, also named Edward. After the death of his brother, Richard sends his nephews to the Tower and decides that he should be king of England, as the legitimacy of his nephews turned out to be questionable. He and Anne have a joined coronation, a very VERY rare thing. Some time later their only son dies and Anne is in shock, she dies within a year.
Philippa Gregory's The Kingmaker's Daughter is one of my favorite books from the Cousins' Wars series and Faye Marsay's portrayal of Anne is the TV series sure does her justice.
The dress is choose to draw is the one she wears at her first wedding and at her coronation. The hairstyle and jewelry are also mainly inspired by what she wears during the coronation, although I couldn't get the hair exactly like it. I made Anne's hair more red than what you see in the series for two reasons: One, it made her look less like Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Two, contemporary images of Anne Neville often show she had red hair. I LOVE the dress, but I'm not sure how historical it actually is. It does bare some resemblance to Italian renaissance dresses, but I'm not convinced the real Anne could have worn something like this.
Above Anne you can see the Neville coat of arms and she has her royal standard in her hand (This I added, because the hand came out really weird and I wasn't sure if I could fix it)
I’m working for a long time on this art, but I finally finished it!
I started with the “mothers of the dynasty”, Margaret Beaufort (from Tudor/Lancaster side) and Elizabeth Woodville (from York side), representing the red and white roses from the War of the Roses that give rise to the famous Tudor Rose. Beaufort and Woodville decide to marry their children, Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York to end the war and start a new dynasty.
Henry and Elizabeth had 2 sons and 2 daughters. Arthur married with Catalina de Aragon, the youngest daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, but the prince died a few months later without consummate the marriage, so Catalina married with Henry VIII. She was the mother of Mary I of England (the Bloody Mary). Henry left Catalina to marry Anne Boleyn, breaking with the Catholic church to be able to hold the wedding. Anne was the mother of Elizabeth I of England (the Virgin Queen). After Anne, Henry married with Jane Seymour and finally had his so wanted male heir, the young king Edward VI. Henry had more 3 wives: Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard and Katherine Parr.
Margaret married with James IV of Scots from Stuart Dynasty, and was the mother of James V of Scots. James took Mary of Guise as wife, and was the father of Mary Stuart, also known as Mary of Scots. Mary Stuart was queen of France and queen of Scots, and tried to be queen of England too, and lost her head because of it. But her son, James VI of Scots became king of England after the death of Elizabeth I, the last queen of this dynasty.
Mary Rose Tudor was queen of France for a short period, and had no children from this marriage, but from her second marriage, with Charles Brandon, she had 3 girls, and the older daughter was Lady Frances Brandon, the mother of the Nine Days Queen, Jane Grey.
Elizabeth Woodville was the first plebeian queen consort of England as the spouse of King Edward IV from 1464 until his death in 1483. Thanks to Elizabeth's great beauty, lack of great estates and being english yet still becoming queen, and she seized upon it to become a key figure in the ongoing dynastic civil wars now known as the Wars of the Roses. She was the mother os the princes in the tower, and Elizabeth of York, the future wife of Henry VII, and mother of king Henry VIII, Margaret of Scots and Mary Rose of France.
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.
This is how I imagine the main characters of Philippa Gregory's, "The Cousins War, Elizabeth Woodville: The White Queen, Margaret Beaufort: The Red Queen and Jacquetta of Luxembourg: The Lady of the Rivers.
The Historical Characters belong to themselves This portrayal belongs to the author, Philippa Gregory I made it on www.dolldivine.com using the tudor dollmaker.
Barbara Lennie played Joan of Portugal, Queen of Castile, in the series " Isabel" (2012).
Joan of Avis (1439 – 1475) was Queen consort of Castile as the second wife of King Henry IV of Castile and a Portuguese infanta, the posthumous daughter of King Edward of Portugal and his wife Eleanor of Aragon. She was born in the Quinta do Monte Olivete, Almada six months after the death of her father.
On 21 May 1455 in Córdoba, Spain, she married as his second wife King Henry IV of Castile who had repudiated his first consort, Blanche II of Navarre, after thirteen years of marriage. It was rumoured that their marriage had never been consummated due to the king's impotence. Henry and Joan shared the same maternal grandparents; Ferdinand I of Aragon and Eleanor of Alburquerque (making them first cousins). They also shared the same paternal great-grandfather; John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (making them second cousins).
In February 1462, six years after Joan's marriage to Henry, she gave birth to a daughter, also named Joan, called La Beltraneja because of rumours that she was in fact the daughter of Don Beltrán de la Cueva, 1st Duke of Alburquerque, who was suspected of being Joan's lover.
At the Spanish court, prior to her banishment, Queen Joan, beautiful and passionate, had provoked much criticism as she allegedly wore dresses that displayed too much décolletage, and her wanton behaviour was considered scandalous. Joan has been credited with many lovers, including the poet Juan Rodríguez de la Cámara.
Henry banished Joan from the royal court and she went to live in Coca at the castle of Henry's supporter, Bishop Fonseca. She soon fell in love with Bishop Fonseca's nephew; they embarked on a sexual affair, which resulted in Joan bearing her lover two illegitimate sons. At the death of her former husband in 1474, Joan championed her daughter's right to succeed to the throne, but she died shortly thereafter.Joan died in Madrid on 12 December 1475 at the age of 36. She was buried in the Convent of San Francisco.
Isabella of Austria (1501–1526). Archduchess of Austria, Infanta of Spain and Princess of Burgundy by birth and Queen of Denmark, Sweden and Norway by her marriage to King Christian II, was the daughter of Philip I and Joanna of Castile and the sister of Emperor Charles V. She was born at Brussels.
On 11 July 1514 Isabella was married by proxy to King Christian II of Denmark with Emperor Maximilian, her grandfather, standing in for the king. A year later, the Archbishop of Norway was sent to escort her to Copenhagen. The marriage was ratified on 12 August 1515. Isabella was crowned Queen of Denmark and given the name Elisabeth, but the relationship between her family and king Christian was quite cool during the first year of the marriage. The King's Dutch mistress, Dyveke Sigbritsdatter, had been with him since 1507, and he was not about to give her up for a teenaged girl.
This angered the Emperor, and caused some diplomatic strife between him and King Christian, but the matter was resolved when Dyveke died in 1517, and Isabella's relationship with her husband improved vastly over the next few years. She bore him three children, Hans, Christina and Dorothea, and when king Christian was deposed in 1523 by disloyal noblemen supporting his aging uncle Duke Frederick, the new king wanted to be on good terms with her family. He wrote her a personal letter in her native German, offering her a dowager queen's pension and permitting her to stay in Denmark under his protection while king Christian fled to the Netherlands. But Isabella wrote back to duke Frederick in Latin, stating that "ubi rex meus, ibi regna mea", that is "where my king is, there is my kingdom". She then left Denmark with her husband and their children. The young queen died at Ghent at just twenty-four years of age. It is said that the daughter of Denmark's Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary, Princess Isabella, is named after her.