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Myra Dunn
Myra Dunn • 2 years ago

One of the most extraordinary women in all of history. Far ahead of her time. Her accomplishments and life story of triumph should be known and admired by every 21century woman.

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Anne Boleyn's badge on napkin made for her daughter, Elizabeth I Napkin of linen damask made for Queen Elizabeth I sometime during her reign. It depicts the arms of Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn (Henry VIII’s second wife). The napkin contains the words ‘Quene Elizabeth’ and ‘God save the Quene’ and a crowned Tudor rose. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, by Norman Parkinson colour print, 1980 (credit: National Portrait Gallery)

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Queen Elizabeth I (by Isaac Oliver)

Queen Elizabeth I’s bedspread In 1572 Queen Elizabeth I visited Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire. Several items alleged to have belonged to this queen and left at the castle still survive including a pair of gloves and this bedspread made for her. Today the items are on display in the China Room within the castle. Elizabeth never visited Berkeley again. It seems no vast sum was spent on Elizabeth’s visit which may have discouraged her from returning. Simultaneously Elizabeth may have been none too fond of the owner of the castle – Henry Berkeley, seventh Baron Berkeley – who had reacquired the castle upon the death of Edward VI in 1553 but still engaged in a legal feud with the Lisle family and their heirs, including the Crown, over the land.