Sunday, 10 February 2013

Mary's Triumph

It was the triumph of her life when Mary was crowned the first Queen of England and finally fulfilled the purpose she had always believed that she was born to.
There are a few depictions of Mary after her coronation and no contemporary paintings from the event itself.

Engraving of Mary at her coronation (probably from a later point in time)  

Depiction of Mary from a State document

An Exchequer document depicting Mary wearing the red Parliamentary Robes and her crown. Her loose her is a symbol of her virginity.

Letters patent from 1554, showing Mary at her coronation - again with the loose hair symbolizing virginity

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