|Photo: Carae - Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England, mother of the princes in the tower.|
The question of the day is: How are you spending your extra pandemic hours at home?
|Catherine of Aragon & how she'd look today|
|The 5 eldest children of Charles I by Van Dyck|
1638 - Mary, James, Charles, Elizabeth and Anne
1) Stuarts - Mostly like them despite their faults. The Stuart kings were good fathers and (except for faithful Charles I) philandering husbands, but who protected their wives when needed. History is hard on James II, who's chief flaw was his stubbornness. James lacked the charm of his older brother, Charles II. As king, James passed laws showing tolerance of Catholics and Protestants (groups like Quakers) alike, which lead to the loss of his Crown. James II was followed by his 2 Protestant daughters: Mary II and Anne (skipping over his infant Catholic son from his 2nd marriage). Queen Anne's death ended the Stuart line.
2) Tudors - Dislike Henry VII and Henry VIII. What a bloodthirsty, greedy, miserly dynasty. Psychopaths!!
Like Catherine of Aragon and Mary I, who were both victims of their tyrant husband and father, Henry VIII. Dislike Anne Boleyn (What somebody will do with you, they'll do to you ... and worse!) Have sympathy for the other wives. Haven't gotten in-depth into Elizabeth I ... but will likely think she's ok.
|Richard III - face|
created based his skull.
|Photo: The Telegraph|