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The three queens of the house of York;
Elizabeth Woodville
Anne Neville
Elizabeth of York

Both Elizabeths were based on their portraits while Anne is based on Claire Bloom's portrayal of Anne.
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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.

For more information about Margaret, visit her wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret…

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. 

More The White Queen:
Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen 
Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen by aniek90

Anne Neville, the Kingmaker's Daughter
Anne Neville, the Kingmaker's Daughter by aniek90

Jacquetta of Luxembourg, the Lady of the Rivers
Jacquetta of Luxembourg, the Lady of the Rivers by aniek90

Elizabeth of York, the White Princess
Elizabeth of York, the White Princess by aniek90
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Jacquetta (ca. 1415-1472) was the mother of Elizabeth Woodville.

In 1433 she married John of Lancaster, duke of Bedford and uncle of king Henry VI. Their union remained childless and in 1435 John died. Fun fact: in 1431 he was one of the English commanders overseeing the trial of Joan of Arc. After two years of widowhood, Jacquetta married her first husband's chamberlain, Richard Woodville. Together they had 14(!) children.

Because of her first marriage, Jacquetta and her family had initially sided with the Lancastrians during the Wars of the Roses, but after the new king of England, Edward IV, fell in love with Elizabeth, the Woodvilles turned their coats and became firm Yorkist supporters. In 1466 Richard was created earl Rivers and the family rose greatly in power. This did however give them many enemies and after a defeat in battle, Richard and one of his sons were beheaded. Jacquetta lived for another three years and died in 1472. During her lifetime Jacquetta had been accused of wicthcraft multiple times, but she was never convicted.

More The White Queen
Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen
 Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen by aniek90

Margaret Beaufort, the Red Queen
Margaret Beaufort, the Red Queen by aniek90

Anne Neville, the Kingmaker's Daughter
Anne Neville, the Kingmaker's Daughter by aniek90

Elizabeth of York, the White Princess
Elizabeth of York, the White Princess by aniek90
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Finally! Oh, this one took me so long! I experimented with coloring techniques, but ended up with the one I normally use...

Giulia is probably my favorite character of The Borgia's television series. Partly because I adore her attitudes and partly because the actress, Lotte Verbeek, was born very close to my home town :D

The dress she's wearing is from the very first episode where Rodrigo Borgia/Pope Alexander VI is showing her around cardinal Orsini's palazo. You know what's ironic? Giulia's real husband (as in the real historical figure) is also from the Orsini family. I haven't found out (yet) if the murdered cardinal actually existed or if this is something the script writers thought would be funny.

I can't vouch for the historical accuracy. It looks pretty good and real, but so are pretty much all costumes in The Borgia's (especially compared to The Tudors). I would say this dress could be from around 1490-1500, but I'm not 100% sure.

Her face might remind you a bit of Belle, because I used a BatB coloring page for the pose. As for the background, I found out that TwistedBrush does have a function for it, so I played around a bit ^^;

So now I can go back to my Disney series. Up next will be either the Queen of Hearts or Bo Peep, haven't decided yet, so your opinions are most welcome :D
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Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England, Tudor Style
Born: 1437
Died: June 8, 1492
Reigned: May 1, 1464 - April 9, 1483

She was the first commoner to Marry a english king. She was married first to Sir John Grey and had two sons, through her first son she is the great great grandmother of Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for 9 days before Mary deposed her.

She married King Edward IV Plantagenet on May 1, 1464 and by him had 10 children, 7 daughters 3 sons, only 7 survived Edward. After Edward's death her son became Edward V but her brother-in-law wanting the throne had parlement declare her marriage invalid on false grounds her husband was betrothed to an another woman when they married. Her sons Edward and Richard became famously known as the Princes of the tower and they died.

After the boys deaths Richard III did no other harm to her or her 5 daughters. She conspired with Margaret Beaufort to remove Richard from the throne who died in 1485 in battle.

Interesting thing to note, her son Edward was betrothed to Anne the heir to the Duchy of Brittany and the agreement of the marriage was that the second son born would become the Duke of Brittany, but after his death Anne was forced to Marry Charles VII King of France.

She is a descendant of the Counts of La March through Hugh VIII and is a descendant of King Louis VII of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine through their daughter Marie.


All credit goes to Doll-Divine and Azalea's Dress Up Doll Tudor Maker.

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Queens of England in the 1500s

Top Row Left to Right: Elizabeth of York, Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, and Anne of Cleves

Bottom Row: Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Jane Grey, Mary Tudor, Elizabeth Tudor.

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 had red gold hair and may have had a height of 5' 9" as she was reported to be tall and her father was 6' 4".

Catalina/Katherine of Aragon Trastámara, Infante
Born: Dec 16, 1485
Died: Jan 7, 1536
Reigned: June 11, 1509 – May 23, 1533
Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Isabella I Queen of Castile and Ferdinand II King of Aragon, and descended from King Edward III of England through his son John of Gaunt who she is descended twice from his two daughters Catherine and Philippa which makes her 4th cousins with Henry VIII. She had reddish-auburn hair.

Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke
Born: 1507
Died: May 19, 1536
Reigned: May 28, 1533 – May 17, 1536
Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Thomas Boleyn Earl of Wiltshire and Elizabeth Howard. Is Descended from King Edward I of England twice through his daughter Elizabeth Rhuddlan by his 1st wife Eleanor of Castile and through his Son Thomas Earl of Norfolk by his 2nd wife Marguerite of France. She is also 8th cousins with Henry VIII

Jane Seymore
Born: 1508
Died: Oct 24, 1537
Reigned: May 30, 1536 - Oct 24, 1537
Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth. She is actually Anne’s 2nd cousin through their Great Grandmother Elizabeth Cheney. Through Cheney’s second marriage to Sir John Say while Anne is from Cheney’s 1st marriage to Sir Frederick Tilney. She is also descended from Edward III King of England through his son Lionel of Antwerp and is both 7th and 10th cousins with Henry VIII, but is also his 6th cousin through Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville de Raby (he is the grandfather of The earl of westmorland, and is jane's ancestor via his daughter Margaret). According to a description she was of Middle height, was no beauty, had pale blonde hair, and not very intelligent. She did not have as high an education as KOA and Anne, she could read and write and was taught household management and needlework. From the look of her portrait on wikipedia her eye color looked to be a hazelish brown.

Anne of Cleves
Born: Sep 22, 1515
Died: Jul 16, 1557
Reigned: Jan 6- July 9, 1540
Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of John III La Marck Duke of Cleves and Maria Jülich-Berg. She is descended from King Edward I of England through his daughter Margaret from his first wife Eleanor of Castile. This makes her 9th cousins with Anne and Henry VIII

Catherine Howard
Born: 1520 (between 1518 and 1524)
Died: Feb 13, 1542
Reigned: Jul 28, 1540 – Nov 23, 1541
Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpeper, she is Anne Boleyn’s cousin and 8th cousins with Henry VIII

Catherine Parr
Born: 1512
Died: Sep 5, 1548
Reigned: July 12, 1543 - Jan 28, 1547
Wife of Henry VIII, daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green, is also descended from King Edward III of England through his son John of Gaunt’s daughter Joan Beaufort and thus 8th cousins with Henry VIII. But she was also the great great great granddaughter of Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmorland who was also the great great grandfather of Henry VIII making them also 5th cousins.

Jane Grey
Born: 1536
Died: Feb 12, 1554
Reigned: July 10, 1553 – Jul 19, 1553
Granddaughter of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon. She was said to have hair that was nearly red.

Mary I Tudor, Bloody Mary
Born: Feb 18, 1516
Died: Nov 17, 1558
Reigned: Jul 19, 1553 - Nov 17, 1558
Daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, she married her second cousin Philip II Habsburg King of Spain July 25, 1554 and co-ruled Spain from Jan 26, 1556. The marriage was childless. She was said to have had Auburn hair but it was apparently red gold at one point from her portrait when she was 6 years old and betrothed to Charles V, so it darkened.

Elizabeth I Tudor, Glorianna
Born: Sep 7, 1533
Died: Mar 24, 1603
Reigned: Nov 17, 1558 - Mar 24, 1603
Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke. She had red-gold hair like her paternal grandmother Elizabeth of York, and was reported to have been 5' 10" in height, although she may have actually been 5' 6"


Link to AU Queens of England: [link]
Link to Tudor Rulers of England in 1500s: [link]
Link to AU Tudor Rulers of England in 1500s: [link]



All credit goes to Doll-Divine and Azalea's Dress Up Doll Tudor Maker.

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Elizabeth Woodville

Born: 1437, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England
Died: 8 June 1492, Bermondsey, London, England
Buried: St. George's Chapel, Windsor

Reigned England: 1 May 1464 – 30 Oct 1470
11 Apr 1471 – 9 Apr 1483

Married Edward of York IV Plantagenet King of England: 1 May 1464

She was the daughter of Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg

Married 1st Sir John Grey: 1452
Children: 2
1. Thomas, Marquess of Dorset (1455 – 20 Sep 1501) married 1st Anne Holland, married 2nd Cecily Bonville, had 14 children, grandfather of Lady Jane Grey
2. Richard, Sir (1460 – 25 June 1483) was executed by Richard III

Married 2nd Edward IV of York Plantagenet King of England
Children: 10
1. Elizabeth of York, Queen of England (11 Feb 1466 – 11 Feb 1503) married Henry VII Tudor King of England, had issue
2. Mary of York (11 Aug 1467 – 23 May 1482)
3. Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles (20 Mar 1469 – 29 Aug 1507) married 2nd John Welles, had issue
4. Edward V, King of England (2 Nov 1470 – 29 July 1483?) killed by Uncle Richard III, was betrothed to Anne of Brittany
5. Margaret of York (10 Apr 1472 – 11 Dec 1472)
6. Richard, Duke of York (17 Aug 1473 – 29 July 1483?) killed by Uncle Richard III
7. Anne of York, Countess of Surrey (2 Nov 1475 – 23 Nov 1511) Thomas Howard later 3rd Duke of Norfolk, 1 son later died
8. George Duke of Bedford (Mar 1477 – Mar 1479)
9. Catherine of York, Countess of Devon (14 Aug 1479 – 15 Nov 1527) married William Courtenay Earl of Devon, 3 kids 1 surviving son and 1 daughter
10. Bridget of York, nun at Dartford Priory at Kent (10 Nov 1480 - 1517)

At the time of her marriage her husband had deposed Henry VI of the Lancaster line of the Plantagenet family and was the ruling King.

She was the first commoner to marry an english king. After Edward's death her son became Edward V but her brother-in-law wanting the throne took her son who been traveling to london to be crowned took him into custody. In fear she took her daughters and youngest son Richard and took sanctuary in Westminster. Although Richard claimed to have no ill will and was simply being a guardian had the young king lodged in the tower which was not considered unusal as all Kings that are soon crowned briefly lodged in the tower and Richard claimed that Edward V needed company and that the duke of york should join him and She foolishly believed him and let him place her son with his brother. Richard then had parliament declare her marriage invalid on false grounds her husband was betrothed to an another woman when they married and that he was possibly not the son of Richard's father. Her sons Edward and Richard became famously known as the Princes of the tower and they died.

After the boys deaths Richard III did no other harm to her or her 5 daughters. She conspired with Margaret Beaufort to remove Richard from the throne who died in 1485 in battle.

Interesting thing to note, her son Edward was betrothed to Anne the heir to the Duchy of Brittany and the agreement of the marriage was that the second son born would become the Duke of Brittany, but after his death Anne was forced to Marry Charles VII King of France.

She is a descendant of the Counts of La March through Hugh VIII and is a descendant of King Louis VII of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine through their daughter Marie.



All credit goes to Doll-Divine and Azalea's Dress Up Doll Tudor Maker.

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Anne Neville was an English noblewoman, the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"), who became Princess of Wales as the wife of Edward of Westminster and Queen of England as the consort of King Richard III. This is one of my favourite photos and I think it was easier than colouring the picture of Elizabeth Woodville.


Happy New Year everybody!! May the year of the snake bring Love and Prosperity!! :)
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Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland for 45 years. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, she was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty, and the most famous queen of England.

She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who was executed two and a half years after Elizabeth's birth. Anne's marriage to Henry VIII was annulled, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her half-brother, Edward VI, ruled until his death in 1553, bequeathing the crown to Lady Jane Grey and ignoring the claims of his two half-sisters, Elizabeth and the Roman Catholic Mary, in spite of statute law to the contrary. However, Edward's will was set aside and Mary became queen, deposing Lady Jane Grey. During Mary's reign, Elizabeth was imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels.

In 1558, Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister to the throne, and she set out to rule by good counsel.

c. 1558

more about Elizabeth I: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabet…
more about Elizabeth (the movie): 

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Jane Seymour, the 3rd wife of Henry VIII

I've already made a The Tudor's Jane Seymour, but how this show was so not accurate, I was thinking in made a real historical version of her.

Jane was the only wife to give a male child to Henry, and because of that, Henry considered her as your favorite and real true wife.

I believe this outfit is really interesting because the english hood. Jane belongs to anti-Anne Boleyn faction, and as Anne introduced the french hood with another french fashion stuff in the english court, wear a english hood was like a return to the old costumes against the Anne Boleyn's influence.

To made the dress, I used the Madame Tussaud wax figure of the queen inspired on the Holbein's portrait of her, and I pretend to make the historical outfits of the other wives too ;)

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images of Jane Seymour:
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more about Jane Seymour: [link]
the 6 wives in Madame Tussaud Wax Museum: [link]
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Juana of Castile, or Juanna la Loca

Juana was the eldest daughter of the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella od Castile (and the elder sister of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife), and become the queen of Castile after the death of her mother.

Juana became known as Joanna the Mad, because of its emotional disorders, which worsened with the affairs of her husband, Philip the Handsome, by whom she was completely in love.

Most historians now agree that she had melancholia, severe clinical depression, a psychosis, or a case of inherited schizophrenia. There is debate about the diagnosis that she was mentally ill considering that her symptoms were aggravated by non-consensual confinement and control by others who had assumed her royal powers.

I've already made some of her relatives as:
her mother Isabella of Castile - [link]
her sister, Isabella de Aragon: [link]
her sister, Maria de Aragon: [link]
her sister Catalina of Aragon:
as princess of Whales: [link]
as queen of England: [link]
her niece of Mary I of England - [link]

Her history was very sad! But if wanna know more about her, click here: [link]

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Costume from the movie Mad Love (Juana la Loca) with Pilar López de Ayala as Juana
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A portrait of Juana when we can see her auburn hair:
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Juana was a gift to my friend Luiza [link]
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This is another wallpaper I made of the of Queen Elizabeth I, this one of the Rainbow Portrait... she's one of my favorite woman in history, if ya haven't already guessed, lol.


Texture used by: :iconinthename-stock:

Painting of Elizabeth I searched online.

Made in Photoshop CS3.


More Elizabeth I by me:

Elizabeth I: [link]

Elizabeatuy: [link]

Anne Boleyn: [link]
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I made this in honor of the anniversary of Anne Boleyn's death, which happened on May 19th, 1536.


Texture used from: :iconinthename-stock:

Signature and painting of Anne Boleyn searched online.

Made in Photoshop CS3.


Similar wallpapers by me:

Elizabeth I: [link]

Queen Elizabeth I: [link]

Elizabeauty: [link]
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I was watching the film Elizabeth and decided to make something related in photoshop... so I used my favorite Elizabeth I painting of her at her coronation as queen. The writing beside her is a copy of her actual signature found online.

Made in Photoshop 7.


More Elizabeth I by me:

Queen Elizabeth I: [link]

Elizabeauty: [link]

Anne Boleyn: [link]
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I'm encharmed with the way Anne loves Elizabeth,and that scene in the Tudors was nearly perfect for me, reflecting the way she cares for her daughter
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Gif of Anne Boleyn, with two of my favourites portraits of her
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So red...Great Natalie with that look of power... <3
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As daughter of Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, Catherine was destined to be a great queen. She was married first to Henry's older brother, Arthur, who sadly died months later. Denying that the marriage was ever consummated, she was then married to Henry. Their only surviving child was Mary - later known as Bloody Mary - and as no male heir was produced after many attempts, Henry grew impatient and distracted by Catherine's ladies-in-waiting, particularly one - Anne Boleyn. 
 
Catherine was a strict Catholic, fighting for her marriage and love until Henry installed himself as head of the church in England and annulled the marriage himself so that he could wed his mistress, Anne Boleyn. Even after, she firmly refused to accept Henry as having authority over the Pope and considered herself still his rightful wife. She was a much loved figure by the peoples. 
 
She was sent away from court and forbidden to communicate with her daughter. When Catherine died there were many rumors of poison being the cause, but modern medical experts suspect it was cancer. She was the eldest of Henry's wives to die at 50. Henry did not attend her funeral and Mary was again forbidden. It is believed Anne Boleyn miscarried a son on the day of the funeral. 
 
Catherine was probably my favorite of Henry's wives. From most every account I've seen/read/heard of her she was regal, respectful and very devoted - to her people, her daughter, her husband and her faith. Even those not so much her friends at the time had great admiration for her. In the Tudors the brilliant Maria Doyle Kennedy embodied these traits - and did what I thought was a convincing Spanish accent...which amuses my boyfriend to no end since I think he originally thought she had a lisp. >< 
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While not quite as intellectually impressive as wives 1 and 2, Jane was a skilled artist - an avid embroiderer. Fairly conservative, she was far more concerned with decorum than political maneuvering - perhaps discouraged by the fate of her predecessor. 
She was betrothed to Henry one day after Anne (A distant cousin) was beheaded and the only of his wives to be buried as a Queen of England, earning the final resting place beside Henry, but never actually crowned queen. 
She proved compassionate when reconciling Mary with her Father, and even achieved her goal of restoring Mary to the royal succession. She died in childbirth - the only wife to give Henry what he wanted - a male heir - Edward VI. Many remembered her fondly, some used her to further leverage themselves in court - such as her two brothers who both met rather dismal ends. 
I noticed rather quickly that the actress who played Jane in the Tudors was switched out in between seasons - but was rather surprised when my mother didn't notice this. Guess it goes to show how thoroughly they covered their tracks when starting up that third season. 
I feel like that was a type of bonding we did when I was younger - watch various shows and movies and make the connections almost like a game - "Oh yes, she was also in this and this where he also co-stared, etc." I suppose this is why some people think I am a walking IMDB. lol 
In regards to Jane herself, I do imagine she was quite the epitome of grace and prudence...but maybe a bit dull otherwise. 
 
Welp, that's all folks! Henry VIII did not in fact have VIII wives, only six. Thank you for joining me on this mini history lesson. For more information on these ladies you can watch the Tudors - not 100% accurate, but oh so entertaining! Now I am moving on to other projects, other times, other places...to be revealed shortly on my blog! Exciting times!! :)
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Is it irony that Henry's last wife was named after his first? Catherine Parr's 

mother was a close friend and attendant to Catherine of Aragon - which 

also explains why Parr sought to befriend the Lady Mary, becoming a

member of her household before accepting the king's invitation to marriage.

(That friendship lasted until Parr remarried after Henry died - very controversial) 

 

Henry and Catherine were married on July 12th 1543. Parr had been married twice before,

with no children from either marriage - unless counting step children. 

She had no children with Henry either - her only child (Mary) was with her fourth

husband, Thomas Seymour (brother of Jane Seymour). Parr died much in

the same vein as Jane - from complications after childbirth. 

It is probable that she was a reformist - judging by her book Lamentation of a Sinner

among other habits - but she managed to dodge most trouble by being clever and

lucky. I believe she was a rather good fit for Henry in his later life. 

 Go watch the last few episodes of the Tudors that have Joley Richardson as Parr. It is my opinion that she

was a wonderful pick for the role. Other than that...no particular inspirations to go along with this one. : / Also

remember to go check out Claire Hummel (Shoomlah). She's brilliant.

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This image is based off a painting I found of Catherine of Aragon in a brown dress. There were a lot of paintings to choose from, though in this one she actually seemed happy.

Catherine of Aragon was a Spanish princess that had married Henry VIII's older brother, Prince Arthur as part of an alliance with Spain. However, Arthur died of tuberculosis soon after they were wed, and Henry VII refused to give her dowry (AKA marriage money) back to her or Spain. So Catherine spent 6 years in poverty until Henry VII died and his son Henry VIII married her and was crowned king. (I believe most of us know what happened after that, with Anne Boleyn and all).

Because the Tudors Scene-Maker didn't have any gable-hoods for the ladies, I had to improvise with beads. This was a second attempt because the first time around, I forgot the white lappets on her headdress, & I forgot to color her necklace gold. (I didn't want all the portrait versions of the Tudor ladies wearing the exact same necklace). She was also holding a sprig of wheat in the painting, but the game didn't have one, so she's holding a hankie instead.

This image was actually used in my "Dear Hollywood" series, as a real-life comparison to the "Tudors" version of Queen Catherine.

I made this using the Tudors Scene-Maker www.dolldivine.com/the-tudors-… on Doll Divine.
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I was having fun with the "Tudors" tv version of Anne's coronation costume. However, curiosity led me to reading the actual account of the coronation, which can be found here: englishhistory.net/tudor/prian…

Evidently white & gold weren't QUITE what Anne wore that day, so I went off what the account said about her attire. Doesn't look too bad for a new Queen, does it?

This doll was made using the Tudors Scene-Maker www.dolldivine.com/the-tudors-… on Doll Divine.
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I saw Anne wearing this in a brief video where she tells off Catherine of Aragon's ladies. She actually had the gall to say nasty things to them about the Spanish :S The real Anne wouldn't have tried that until she was actually queen.

Some people say this gown is purple, but it's really burgundy. Though some of the commentators on the Tudors wiki said that this was considered "purple" in the Middle Ages b/c of the dyeing technique used at the time for making royal cloth. I used a special coloring technique from the game to give the dark red outer dress a subtle purple tinge. Again, this dress was a 2nd version and looks much better than the first time I tried to make it. The first version of the dress had a poofy skirt, a boned, corset-like bodice, and almost no jewels or detail.
Again, in a weird twist of fate, this dress looks better on the doll than it did in the show. It's gotten 3 Crowns for Pretty, 1 for Intricate, & 1 for Original on Doll-Divine, though it's not an original artwork for me.

My only real praise for this dress was it was a tiny bit more Tudor-looking than some of Anne's costumes.

The biggest problem with this costume was, it looks inappropriate for both the story & would have gotten Anne arrested or ostracized in real life.

Story-wise, it was too early for her to wear that shade of purple, much less the crown. Both styles were only reserved for royalty, and she wasn't even Henry's official fiancee at that time in the series. Some costumers have also complained that the gold ferns on her bodice ruin the ensemble and take away from the pretty gold & amethyst jewelry she's wearing.

I actually have a problem with the prolific number of crowns worn on "The Tudors" in general, because it seemed like everyone was wearing them, and over half of them looked cheap, like something you could get out of a Burger King happy meal, or a little girl's dress-up collection. Henry's very FIRST outfit has a crown that looks cheesy :S Seeing him dressed like that & the terrible acting made me feel like I was watching a bunch of kids playing dress-up.

History-wise, purple & crowns would have been, by law, only reserved for royalty, and anyone who was not of royal blood caught wearing such things would have been arrested, heavily fined, or even executed. Also, in that time in history, crowns weren't worn nearly as much as the hats, bonnets, & ladies' hoods. Most of the time, crowns were only worn at extremely big celebrations, like coronations or some promotional ceremony for a high-class noble.
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A custom order for dolls for the famous Anne Boleyn and her even more famous daughter, Elizabeth I.

Inspired by these portraits:
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:) It has been a while since I last made an Anne Boleyn.
It's my 20th-something Anne by now, I believe.

As usual, inspired by this portrait: [link]
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A new Anne Boleyn design for my Tudor collection! :D

A commission from the wonderful B. in the US, this doll is isnpired by the green gown worn in the movie The Other Boleyn Girl that you can see here: [link]

I made the coif by pleating white ribbon and played around with golden yarn embroidery. Still far from perfect, but I'll get there one day. :)
Aaaaaaand she has a tiny ring. :D I'm in love with those right now.
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