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Old 03-04-2006, 06:18 PM
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English/British Queens and Queen Consorts

I'd appreciate images of any English Queens Consorts esp. medieval and of 17-19 cent. Anna Neville, Mary of Modena, Mary II, Carolina Ansbach etc. The more. the better.
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:28 PM
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Before Henry VIIs reign, the art of portraiture was not really developed so most of the portraits done of the royals before the Tudors were painted a few hundred years after their death.

So I chose the pictures of Queens from Elizabeth of York and later because they are a more reliable indicator of what they looked like.

Sources: wikipedia, worldroots, reformation.org, royal.gov.uk

Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of Henry VII



Catherine of Aragon, Queen Consort of Henry VIII



Jane Seymour, Queen Consoft of Henry VIII



Anne of Denmark, Queen Consort of James I and VI



Henrietta Marie of France, Queen Consort of Charles I



Catherine of Braganza, Queen Consort of Charles II



Mary of Modena, Queen Consort of James II



Caroline of Ansbach, Queen Consort of George II



Charlotte of Mecklinburg-Sterlitz, Queen Consort of George III



Caroline of Brunswick, Queen Consort of George IV (but never crowned)

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Old 03-04-2006, 09:40 PM
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Adelaide of Meiningen, Queen Consort of William IV

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Old 03-05-2006, 09:01 AM
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I've saved all the pictures :p
Thank you ysbel
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:33 AM
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Here are the portraits of six Queen Consorts of Henry VIII

1. Catherine of Aragon (the same as posted by Ysbel)
http://www.britannia.com/bios/images/caragon.jpg
2. Anne Boleyn
http://www.nellgavin.com/boleyn_facts/AnneBoleyn.jpg
3. Jane Seymour (the same as posted by Ysbel)
http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/sca/tudor/redjane.jpg
4. Anne of Cleves
http://www.wga.hu/art/h/holbein/hans...h/04cleves.jpg
5. Kathryn Howard
http://tudorhistory.org/howard/kathryn.jpg
6. Katherine Parr
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Kathparr.jpg
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:22 AM
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Queens Consort

Here are some of Alexandra:





As a gorgeous Princess:


I've had these for a while so I don't know where they came from.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:38 AM
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A Large File Picture of Alexandra

This came from the Alexander Palace Discussion Board.

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Old 03-06-2006, 03:47 AM
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Some More Pictures of Alexandra

I recall this and the next one came from the Alexander Palace board.




Alexandra had two sisters, Thyra and dagmar. Dagmar became Tsarina Maria Fedorvna. This picture shows Alexandra and Dagmar together. It is from the NY Public Library.


For an overwhelming display of wealth and femininity, this is Alexandra, Dagmar, and Alexandra's daughter Victoria:


I don't recall the source for the last picture.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:54 AM
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Queen Mary

This is a picture of her as a shapely young lady. The LISA website has this picture, as do others. It is a stunning example of how a corset can idealize a female figure:


Here is one of Marywearing spectacular jewels. She was as showy as Alexandra and just as able to display jewels and gowns to the very best advantage:

This is probably from the Opera Gloves site.
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:57 AM
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Portraits of Queen Charlotte

I found two at www.wga.hu., one at abcgallery (a Russian art site), one at the UK National Gallery, and one at www.royaltyguide.nl. I have had some for some time and do not recall where I found them. Her pictures can easily be found using Google.:)





She looks grand in this one...








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Old 03-06-2006, 05:13 AM
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For Many Pictures of Queen Alexandra

Go to:

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...enmark1844.htm...
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:55 AM
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These pictures are gorgeous, especially the ones of Alexandra.
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I havenoticed that all the pictures are a bit steotyped(if thats the right word) they all look so thin with flawless faces. I doubt that they really looked like that. Isnt it amazing how Queen Alexandra manages to have the same hairstyle all the time...
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:39 AM
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Queen Alexandra Was Vain

Lady Windsor wrote: "I havenoticed that all the pictures are a bit steotyped(if thats the right word) they all look so thin with flawless faces. I doubt that they really looked like that. Isnt it amazing how Queen Alexandra manages to have the same hairstyle all the time..."

She insisted on having photos of her edited to reduce signs of aging. It follows that she was also probably insistent on frequent visits by a coiffeurist to keep her curls in perfect condition.
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:47 AM
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Queen Henrietta Maria

She was portrayed many times (sources credited, when known):


A spectacular gown:


By Reubens, at the Smithsonian:


She looks gorgeous in white:








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Old 03-07-2006, 02:18 AM
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Catherine of Braganza

Here's a good portrait:
http://http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/STUcatherineB.jpg

Brigitte Gastel-Lloyd's Worldroots has two:
http://http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs/catherinebraganca1638.jpg

and this impressive portrait:
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs/...anca1638-3.jpg

This wraps it up for tonight...:)
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:32 AM
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A Few More

Mary of Modena, Second wife of James II:
National Portrit Gallery, UK


National Portrit Gallery, UK


National Portrit Gallery, UK


I believe this came from World Roots, but I couldn't find it there just now:


Caroline of Ansbach, Consort of George II (George I had his wife imprisoned so portraits are almost non-existent):


Adelheid (Adelaide), Consort of William IV (I don't recall the sources of these two images):


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I just adore the pics of Henrietta Maria! To me, she could actually be accounted as one of the prettier queen consorts of England.

Just HOW did Alexandra of Denmark maintain her waist?? It's a puzzle to me how people in the Victorian era kept that kind of waist.
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An amazing wasp waist corset and a dresser with very strong arms to pull the strings nice and tight. Plus women in those days tightlaced meaning they trained their bodies to get that 17 inch waist. Overall the corset was probably the worst for women in those days specifically during the mid to late Victorian times.
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An amazing wasp waist corset and a dresser with very strong arms to pull the strings nice and tight. Plus women in those days tightlaced meaning they trained their bodies to get that 17 inch waist. Overall the corset was probably the worst for women in those days specifically during the mid to late Victorian times.
That is pretty much the answer - C-O-R-S-E-T-S.

I suspect Alexandra was conscious of her figure and physical attractiveness, especially given her husband's proclivities, so she watched her diet too.

They had corsets for the larger ladies too:


I read an article by a woman who grew up in the Belle Epoque describing how she looked forward to being corseted as a sign of growing up and being lady-like.
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