Huzzah, more sword-fighting—and trash-talking!
Embroidery was a pastime of aristocratic ladies in sixteenth-century England. They weren’t supposed to be sword-fighting, probably.
Hic, haec, hoc: ‘This, this, this’ in Latin; the nominative case; masculine, feminine & neuter. Lady Elizabeth Tudor was a clever language student. She amused herself by translating classical works from Latin to English. Beside Latin, Elizabeth was fluent in six languages, including Greek, French, and Italian.
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Apologies! I’m having some trouble working the buttons. I posted here yesterday evening with the intention of making the images easier to enlarge. It didn’t work and I deleted the post. Sorry if you were led here on a bootless enterprize.
To make amends, I post here today a few of the real-life personalities who’ve been dragooned into my story—even though some make mere cameo appearances. At least two of these (Jane & Henry) are by the great artist Hans Holbein, who was Henry’s court painter.