Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Little Prince

The future Henry VII with his mother Margaret Beaufort. To quote:
Blair Leighton's title derives from Henry VI, part II, the penultimate in Shakespeare's cycle of history plays, chronicling the struggle for power between the two warring dynasties of Lancaster and York. He puts visual shape to a prophetic reference to the young Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond:

This lad will prove our country's bliss
His looks are full of peaceful majesty
His head by nature framed to wear a crown
His hand to wield a sceptre, and himself
Likely in time to bless a regal throne.
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6 comments:

Susan Higginbotham said...

Lovely!

elena maria vidal said...

I thought you might like it, Susan!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Thank you, as always for sharing!

tubbs said...

The real caption should be "Look Mum, taxpayers! hordes of'em!

Mum: Yes Dear, and if you don't want to grow up to be a crowned homicidal maniac, you could always be a CPA.

tubbs said...

...And it's always fun to perturb that slavishly Tory type fan of the British Royals. Just remind them that the Windsors are all descendants of a murderous little Welshman who married into the royal family _ and then proceeded to kill off his in-laws and make himself king.
Or do I take Ms.Fey too seriously?

Archduchess Maria Carollton said...

Beautiful article. Margaret was a fascinating lady, to be sure!!