Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Lily and the Rose

 Here is a fascinating article in Renaissance Studies by author and scholar Erin Griffey on Henrietta Maria's beauty and its impact on the Stuart court. The medal below shows the King and Queen with Cupid on the reverse side with the motto: "Love scatters lilies mixed with roses."

Wedding Medallion of Charles I of England and Henriette Marie de France

Fundit Amor Lilia Mixta Rosis 1625


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