Looking for a place to visit while in London but don’t have a lot of time? Visit Hogarth House. The home of famed English satirist, painter and engraver, William Hogarth.
Researchers at the University of Leicester have recreate two Tudor tomb monuments that were never completed. The tombs originally were intended to stand in Thetford Priory and were planned by Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk – one for himself, and another for Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond.
There’s a reason why we know who the principal players were on the stage of the court of King Henry VIII of England. And there’s a reason why we know what they looked like. He is Hans Holbein the Younger, the principal portraitist of early Tudor England. But he wasn’t just a portraitist. He was an artist extraordinaire.
This thesis looks at three themes in representations of the Queen in Elizabethan literature. They are: the problem of representing a female ruler; the relation between the cult of Elizabeth and the cult of the Virgin Mary; and representations of Elizabeth as Cynthia, the moon-goddess. These topics are seen as focal points for problematic issues in panegyric.