Monday, March 24, 2008

Mary I

Mary had kind of a rough life as Henry VIII's daughter, falling in and out of favor depending on which wife he had until she fell back into favor when her half-sister gained power and standing. She also kind of looked like a man in the engraving I was copying, however I was a bit kinder to her than the engraver. The engraving comes from this great used book I just got titled "Likeness in Line" published by the Victoria and Albert museum. I love the Victoria and Albert! Hooray for Tudor dress studies and the wild and wacky British crown.

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