Monday, 19 October 2020

Lucy Churchill's Anne Boleyn 'The Most Happy' Medal


Lucy's reconstruction of the 1534 medal


 As many of you on 'Team Anne Boleyn' know, a few years ago talented sculptor Lucy Churchill did a wonderful reconstruction of Queen Anne's 1534 medal:

They were also available as smaller pendants, and now Lucy has made them into magnets.

They are 38 mm in diameter, the same as the original medal, now in the British Museum.

I have both the plaque and the sterling silver pendant, and am looking forward to the new one in my mailbox!

Check out this video of Lucy's, which also has information on how to get them: 

Very highly recommended!


Sunday, 18 October 2020

Jane Lapotaire as 3 English Queens


As  Eleanor of Aquitaine, with Brian Cox as Henry II, in 'The Devil's Crown' (1978)


As Mary Tudor in 'Lady Jane' (1986)



As Katherine of Aragon, with Paul Jesson as the King, and Ian Hogg as Cardinal Wolsey in 'Henry VIII', Royal Shakespeare Company (1998)

Her other regal roles include playing the Dowager Empress of Russia in 'Edward the Seventh' (1975), and appearing as Princess Kuragin in 'Downton Abbey' (2014).


Saturday, 10 October 2020

"Like pub signs"?

 British art dealer Christopher Foley was once quoted as saying, "A great number of contemporary portraits of Elizabeth I look like pub signs".

Looking at this example (from Westwood Manor in Wiltshire), he was quite right!


Thursday, 8 October 2020

On the set of 'Anne of the Thousand Days'.


 Genevieve Bujold  with Irene Papas and Richard Burton
 On location at Penthurst Castle

Sunday, 4 October 2020

A Most Unusual Elizabeth

Writer Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth in the movie Orlando (1992).