From the D.E.M.O Databanks of myth, folklore and legend
Name: Hampton Court Palace
Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, England
Building Type: Royal Palace
Currently: Secure, Open to Public
First constructed in 1515 at the order of King Henry VIII for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, in 1529, Wolsey fell from favor and was forced to give the palace to the King. The building saw rebuilding and expansion by William III, Oro ceased in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting styles.
Known spirits that haunt the grounds of the palace. Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII who died after giving birth in 1537, Catherine Howard, his fifth wif who was executed for adultery in 1542 and Sybil Penn, a servant to four Tudor monarchs and wet nurse to Edward VI. No indication of hostile spirits as of yet
7 августа 130 лет назад была обнаружена первая жертва, приписываемая Джеку-потрошителю. Об этом серийном убийце, думаю, наслышаны все. Он так и не был пойман, что не мешает криминалистам и просто энтузиастам выдвигать свои версии, кто же все-таки держал в страхе Лондон. Одна из них отображена в телефильме «Джек-потрошитель» (совершенно неожиданное название) с Майклом Кейном в роли детектива, расследующего убийства. Маньяки меня волнуют с малых лет, и этот фильм я впервые увидела в 14 и пересматривала — так он меня завораживал. То было время, когда имя Майкла Кейна мне ни о чем не говорило, тем приятнее было годы спустя опознать одного из любимых актеров.
В фильме есть совершенно жуткая сцена, причем не связанная с убийствами, при пересмотре я, кажется, даже отворачивалась в этот момент. Правда это впечатления почти 20-летней давности: надо бы пересмотреть и сравнить.
А на вас имя Потрошителя наводит ужас?
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〜King Henry VIII and His Six Wives in The Tudors vs In Real Life〜
First slide: Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry vs a contemporary portrait dated from 1535-1540. The real King Henry was much fatter (for lack of a better term) and had pale red hair that he wore in a bob. He was also much older than they portrayed him, already being in his early 30s at the start of the series.
2) Maria Doyle Kennedy as Princess Katherine of Aragon, Queen of England vs a miniature dated 1525. The real Queen Katherine had pale red hair and was very fair in complexion, she was always considered very beautiful, even in her later years.
3) Natalie Dormer as the Lady Anne Boleyn vs a posthumous portrait based on an original dated from 1533-1536. While Natalie Dormer has light blue eyes, Lady Anne was famous for her dark brown eyes that were apparently very alluring.
4) Annabelle Wallis as Queen Jane Seymour vs a portrait dated 1536. Queen Jane was of the typical English rose complexion, pale with blonde hair and blue eyes.
5) Joss Stone as the Lady Anna of Cleves vs a portrait dated 1539. The real Lady Anna was described as having yellow hair, an archaic term for blonde.
6) Tamzin Merchant as Queen Kathryn Howard vs a miniature dated 1540. The real Queen Kathryn was plump with brown eyes and either dark auburn or brown hair. She was also the Lady Anne Boleyn’s first cousin!
7) Joely Richardson as Queen Katheryn Parr vs a portrait painted during her tenure as Queen from 1543-1547. Queen Katheryn was actually only 30 when she was married to King Henry, much younger than they portrayed her in the series. She also had brown eyes and light brown hair.
So, there we go! Which portrayal do you think was the most accurate? And which do you think was the least accurate? As for the wives, I believe the most accurate portrayals were Queen Katherine and the Lady Anna of Cleves, and the least accurate was Queen Kathryn Howard. I hate how they portrayed her as some silly little slut who did nothing but frolic around in pretty dresses when really she was so much more than that.
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Marie Antoinette's execution was scheduled for October 16. If she had been sentenced to life imprisonment, Marie Antoinette took her death sentence with as much dignity as she had left.📿 The night before her execution she wrote a last letter to her sister-in-law, Elisabeth, in which she asked her children to forgive the French people. Unfortunately Marie Antoinette's last letter never reached his destination. When the sun rose, she was prepared for her death🌕. She was forced to change in front of her guards and put on a plain white dress. White was the color of the French royal widows🕊 Then her hair was cut off and her hands were painfully tied to her back. Then, on an open cart, she set off for the Place de la Révolution (now Place de la Concorde) and its guillotine, which lasted an hour. Meanwhile, she had to endure the vociferous insults of the Parisian population.
With her hands bound, she was led to the scaffold, where thousands were waiting to see the hated queen die. After climbing the scaffold, she accidentally stepped on the executioner Henri Sanson. She apologized and asserted that this was no intention. These were Marie Antoinette's last words. At 12.15, the guillotine's hatchet descended on them.🇦🇹🇫🇷👑
This contemporary Hans Holbein the Younger portrait of a woman in black (Toledo Museum of Art), was identified by Sir Lionel Cust in 1909 as Henry VIIIs fifth Queen, Kathryn Howard. However, the identification of the portrait as Kathryn Howard is widely but not universally discounted.
The text on the portrait, ETATIS SVA 21, indicates that the sitter was 21 years old, an age Kathryn Howard never reached. Herbert Norris notes that the sitter is wearing a sleeve which follows a style set by Anne of Cleves, which would date the portrait to after January 1540, when Anne's marriage to Henry VIII took place.
The original Holbein is dated to 1535–1540, but the National Portrait Gallery dates their copy to the late 1600s. This would seem to indicate a sitter who was still a connection to be commemorated over a century later (unlike Kathryn). Historians Antonia Fraser and Derek Wilson believe that the portrait is far more likely to depict Jane Seymour's sister Elizabeth, the widow of Sir Anthony Ughtred, on the grounds that the lady bears a resemblance to Jane, especially around the nose and chin, and wears widow's black. Black clothing, however, was expensive, and did not necessarily signify mourning: it was an indication of wealth and status, particularly amongst the Protestant nobility who preferred the more sombre style of clothing to the gaudy peacock designs favoured by Catholics.
Derek Wilson observed that "In August 1537, Thomas Cromwell succeeded in marrying his son, Gregory, to Elizabeth Seymour", the queen's younger sister. He was therefore related by marriage to the king, "an event worth recording for posterity, by a portrait of his daughter-in-law." The painting was in the possession of the Cromwell family for centuries, further fuelling the theory that the sitter is Elizabeth Seymour.
It was on this day in 1537 that the future Edward VI was baptised. It was the custom of the time that the mother was not present at the christening of her child. Regardless of this tradition, the queen could not attend anyway as she was seriously ill. Jane Seymour had never recovered her health following Edward's birth, she died nine days later.
On this day 15 October 1537, the christening of Edward VI took place in the Royal Chapel at Hampton Court Palace.
The ceremony started with the procession from the Queen's apartments to the chapel where Archbishop Thomas Cranmer performed the baptismal rites in front of three to four hundred people. Edward's half-sister Mary stood as his godmother while his other half-sister Elizabeth, bore the chrisom cloth, helped by Edward's uncle, Edward Seymour. Archbishop Cranmer, Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk and Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk stood as godfathers. Sir John Russell, Sir Francis Bryan, Sir Nicholas Carew and Sir Anthony Browne surrounded the font, equipped with aprons and towels while the procession of gentleman carrying torches, children and ministers of the King’s chapel (with the Dean), gentlemen esquires and knights, chaplains, abbots and bishops, King’s councillors and lords, the comptroller and treasurer, ambassadors, lord chamberlains, Lord Cromwell, the Duke of Norfolk and the Archbishop all processed, into the Chapel. The Earl of Sussex and Lord Montague, carried a pair of covered basins, Thomas Boleyn, the Earl of Wiltshire, bore a “taper of virgin wax” and Henry Bourchier, Earl of Essex carried a salt of Gold. Behind the gentlemen came the 4-years-old Elizabeth with “the crysome richly garnished ” supported by Edward Seymour. ●
Baby Edward was carried under a canopy by the Lady Marquis of Exter, Gertrude Blount and supported by her husband and the Duke of Suffolk. The Earl of Arundel carried the train of the Prince's robe, helped by Lord William Howard, while the canopy above them was carried by Sir Edward Nevyll, Sir John Wallop, Richard Long, Thomas Seymour, Henry Knyvett and Mr Ratclif. Alongside the bearers of the train and torchbearers walked Edward's wetnurse and midwife. After the canopy processed the Lady Mary with Lady Kingston carrying her train, followed by other court ladies. After Archbishop Cranmer performed the rites of baptism, all of the torches were lit and the Garter King of Arms proclaimed Edward's name and all his titles, Prince Edward, Duke of Cornwall and Earl of Chester. -> continued in the comments ♡
Otd, October 15, 1537, three days after his birth, Prince Edward Tudor (future King Edward VI), was christened in the Chapel Royal of Hampton Court Palace.
He was the son of King Henry VIII with his third wife, Jane Seymour.
Immediately, after his birth, a grand christening was planned, every detail overseen by the King.
A grand procession took place at Hampton Court taking the newborn Prince to the Chapel Royal where he would be christened. Henry VIII designed the procession to be the greatest that had ever taken place at Hampton Court. In addition to baby Edward, high-ranking members of the court and clergy were required to take their place, as well as foreign diplomats and ambassadors so that they could report back to their masters on what a superlative event the new prince's christening had been.
Around 400 people attended, and beforehand they gathered in the Queen’s apartments, where Jane received them on a bed of crimson damask lined with cloth of gold (the King sat beside her in a richly upholstered chair). Jane’s blonde hair was recorded for posterity as worn loose over her crimson mantle edged with ermine. As was customary, neither she nor the King attended the christening but rather watched as the procession left.
The ceremony was carefully designed to feature all of the most important personages of Henry’s court. Two of the four accessories of the ceremony led the procession through torchlit corridors: Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, carried the taper; and the lady (no longer princess) Elizabeth carried the chrism (given that she was only four at the time, she was herself carried by the Queen’s brother Thomas, Lord Beauchamp. Then came the young prince, carried under a miniature cloth of estate by the Marchioness of Exeter. Behind him walked the nurse and midwife who delivered him, then his Godmother (his sister Mary Tudor-future Queen Mary I), and all the ladies of the court in order of rank. Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, performed the service. The Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, along with Cranmer, were named Edward’s Godfathers.
15th October 1537
Three days after his birth, Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, was christened in the Chapel Royal of Hampton Court Palace.
Edward’s eldest half-sister, Mary Tudor stood as his godmother and his godfathers were Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Edward’s christening from Showtime’s The Tudors. Sarah Bolger as Mary Tudor and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII.
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