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laputasghost posting in Tudor Roses
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Date: 2008-10-23 19:04
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Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

English School c.1558

Oil on panel

 23 ⅛ x 17 ⅜ inches; 59 x 44 cm

A lost portrait of Elizabeth I painted on her accession to the throne in 1558. Here's the article from the Times.


www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4969427.ece

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laputasghost posting in Tudor Roses
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Date: 2008-07-28 20:28
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The Hubby and I visited the largest used and out of print bookstore in Britain today, called Baggins. It is huge!!! but I have to admit I was very disappointed by their History section. Though that didn't stop me from finding books to add to my growing collection.

I only got 3 which were 
* The History of the Reign of Henry VII by Francis Bacon
* The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Paul Rival
* Elizabeth Tudor: Portrait of a Queen by Lacey Baldwin Smith 

We wanted to visit Rochester Castle and happily Baggins books is just a 5 min walk away, so *YAY*  
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laputasghost posting in Tudor Roses
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Date: 2008-07-21 20:45
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I was cleaning the castle this morning and was opening up the council chambers and the sharpshooters museum, which are located in the 13th century gatehouse. As I made my way up to the top floor and the museum I noticed that some horrid person had stuck chewing gum to the wall of the spiral staircase!

That wall is 700 years old, it's bad enough that we have to scrape it off the floorboards but the walls...... they are so fragile. I'm horrified when visitors vandalise the gardens and the maze so bad that it must be closed but this is the castle itself, surely it garners a little more respect?

 Ok, so that's my rant for the day, thanks

x lg x

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laputasghost posting in Tudor Roses
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Date: 2008-06-27 19:47
Subject: Book talk & signing
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I have a little news if anyone is interested? On 14th Sept at 6pm Phillippa Gregory will be giving a talk about her new book 'The Other Queen', about Mary, Queen of Scots at Penshurst Place. Tickets are available from Penshurst itself or Sevenoaks Bookshop.

I was going but have, as yet, to buy a ticket so I'm not sure how much they are. As soon as I know I'll post the prices.

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bea_sirius posting in Tudor Roses
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Date: 2008-06-27 18:32
Subject: Queen Anne Boleyn wallpaper art!
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Hope you don't mind my viewing and posting!

This is some wallpaper art I have just finished in Corel X...Hope you like it!

http://mrssiriusblack.deviantart.com/art/Queen-Anne-Boleyn-89955698

I am an absolute Anne Boleyn fanatic!

best wishes from Vicky xx
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ladyjanegreyref posting in Tudor Roses
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Date: 2008-06-26 00:04
Subject: New Elizabeth portrait
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Did you read about the discovery of the copy of the painting of Henry VIII, Will Somers, Edward, Mary and Elizabeth at Boughton House? It was reported in the Times last month.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4013182.ece

Alison Weir and Tracy Borman discovered it and have published an article in the June edition of BBC History Magazine.

They suggest that the portrait of Elizabeth could be used to identify several similar portraits (including the Unknown woman, formerly known as Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey owned by the NPG).

They write…

‘There exist too several versions of a half-length portrait of a young woman who may also be Elizabeth, notably at Syon House (the London home of the Duke of Northumberland), Audley End House in Essex and (formerly) the Berry Hill Galleries in New York. In this portrait type, probably dating from the early to mid-1550s, the sitter, who is painted full-faced, wears the somber garb of a virtuous Protestant maiden – attire that Elizabeth famously affected during her brother Edward VI’s reign to help restore her reputation after the scandal of her alleged affair with Thomas Seymour.

The Syon House portrait has traditionally been called Lady Jane Grey, but historian and specialist in Tudor portraiture Sir Roy Strong identified it, on good grounds, as Elizabeth in 1969. The near-identical Audley End portrait is labeled in a later hand as Jane, but the Berry Hill portrait has long been identified as Elizabeth.

Closely related to these in appearance is a full-faced portrait of Elizabeth I at Hever Castle, probably painted shortly after her accession in 1558.’

Do you know the Hever portrait they mean?
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laputasghost posting in Tudor Roses
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Date: 2008-05-12 21:49
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I've been on holiday for a week. My entire family visited Rutland/Lincolnshire and I spent the week visiting grand houses and ruined castles. 2 of the castles I visited were Grimsthorpe Castle, home of Maria de Salinas and Burghley House, the palatial home of William Cecil, Lord Burghley.
They are beautiful houses and I'd recommend a visit to anyone!

Grimsthorpe Castle

 

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Alessandra posting in Tudor Roses
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Date: 2008-04-19 20:02
Subject: Tudor tour
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Hello All!

I would like to make a 'Tudor' tour in August: I'd like to see Hampton Court, Windsor, Hever Castle and see the Tower again.
I wouldn't want to spend more than a week and, knowing how expensive accomodation in London can be, I'd spend two night tops there.
I was wondering if you could give me suggestion as to where to stay and how to go from one place to another etc.
Any other kind of suggestion will be more than welcome!

Cross-posted.
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laputasghost posting in Tudor Roses
User: laputasghost
Date: 2008-04-05 20:17
Subject: *YAY*
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 I've got a new book!!! The hubby and I have just got back from a 3 day jaunt to Devon. On thursday we visited a nice little town called Ottery St. Mary who happened to have a wonderfully compact bookshop. In the window was Alison Weir's My Lady Elizabeth and my lovely Husband bought it for me!!! I've already started to read it and so far I haven't been able to put it down :-)
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laputasghost posting in Tudor Roses
User: laputasghost
Date: 2008-03-13 08:02
Subject: The Other Boleyn Girl
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Last night I went to see 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and I'm not quite sure if I liked it. My Hubby said after the film that as a complete novice, when it comes to anything historical, he found it a good and interesting film. I did enjoy the film, even though the Hubby treated me as his own personal reference book after it ended with scores of questions!!!!

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