The Queen's Embroiderer

A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis

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Author: Joan DeJean

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632864762

Category: History

Page: 400

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From the author of How Paris Became Paris, a sweeping history of high finance, the origins of high fashion, and a pair of star-crossed lovers in 18th-century France. Paris, 1719. The stock market is surging and the world's first millionaires are buying everything in sight. Against this backdrop, two families, the Magoulets and the Chevrots, rose to prominence only to plummet in the first stock market crash. One family built its name on the burgeoning financial industry, the other as master embroiderers for Queen Marie-Thérèse and her husband, King Louis XIV. Both patriarchs were ruthless money-mongers, determined to strike it rich by arranging marriages for their children. But in a Shakespearean twist, two of their children fell in love. To remain together, Louise Magoulet and Louis Chevrot fought their fathers' rage and abuse. A real-life heroine, Louise took on Magoulet, Chevrot, the police, an army regiment, and the French Indies Company to stay with the man she loved. Following these families from 1600 until the Revolution of 1789, Joan DeJean recreates the larger-than-life personalities of Versailles, where displaying wealth was a power game; the sordid cells of the Bastille; the Louisiana territory, where Frenchwomen were forcibly sent to marry colonists; and the legendary "Wall Street of Paris," Rue Quincampoix, a world of high finance uncannily similar to what we know now. The Queen's Embroiderer is both a story of star-crossed love in the most beautiful city in the world and a cautionary tale of greed and the dangerous lure of windfall profits. And every bit of it is true.

Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII

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Author: Maria Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351569171

Category: History

Page: 488

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Henry VIII used his wardrobe, and that of his family and household, as a way of expressing his wealth and magnificence. This book encompasses the first detailed study of male and female dress worn at the court of Henry VIII (1509-47) and covers the dress of the king and his immediate family, the royal household and the broader court circle. Henry VIII's wardrobe is set in context by a study of Henry VII's clothes, court and household. ~ ~ As none of Henry VIII's clothes survive, evidence is drawn primarily from the great wardrobe accounts, wardrobe warrants, and inventories, and is interpreted using evidence from narrative sources, paintings, drawings and a small selection of contemporary garments, mainly from European collections. ~ ~ Key areas for consideration include the king's personal wardrobe, how Henry VIII's queens used their clothes to define their status, the textiles provided for the pattern of royal coronations, marriages and funerals and the role of the great wardrobe, wardrobe of the robes and laundry. In addition there is information on the cut and construction of garments, materials and colours, dr given as gifts, the function of livery and the hierarchy of dress within the royal household, and the network of craftsmen working for the court. The text is accompanied by full transcripts of James Worsley's wardrobe books of 1516 and 1521 which provide a brief glimpse of the king's clothes.

The Queen ́s Maries: A Romance of Holyrood

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Author: G.J. Whyte Melville

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732656683

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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Reproduction of the original: The Queen ́s Maries: A Romance of Holyrood by G.J. Whyte Melville

The Queen's Maries

A Romance of Holyrood

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Author: George John Whyte-Melville

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: N.A

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The Queen's Maries: A Romance of Holyrood

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Author: G. J. Whyte Melville

Publisher: G. J. Whyte Melville

ISBN: 6050417156

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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‘Turn back, turn back, ye weel-fau’red May, my heart will break in three; and sae did mine on yon bonny hill-side, when ye wadna let me be!’ Many a smiling plain, many a wooded slope and sequestered valley adorns the fair province of Picardy. Nor is it without reason that her Norman-looking sons and handsome daughters are proud of their birth-place; but the most prejudiced of them will hardly be found to affirm that her seaboard is either picturesque or interesting; and perhaps the strictest search would fail to discover a duller town than Calais in the whole bounds of France. With the gloom of night settling down upon the long low line of white sand which stretches westward from the harbour, and an angry surge rising on the adjacent shoal, while out to seaward darkness is brooding over the face of the deep, an unwilling traveller might, indeed, be induced to turn into the narrow ill-paved streets of the town, on the seaman-like principle of running for any port in a storm; but it would be from the sheer necessity of procuring food and lodging, not from any delusive expectation of gaiety and amusement, essential ingredients in a Frenchman’s every-day life. And yet Calais has been the scene of many a thrilling incident and stirring event. Could they speak, those old houses, with their pointed gables, their overhanging roofs, and quaint diamond-paned windows, they could tell some strange tales of love and war, of French and English chivalry, of deeds of arms performed for the sake of honour, and beauty, and ambition, and gold—the four strings on which most of the tunes are played that speed the Dance of Death—of failures and successes, hopes and disappointments, the ups and downs, the ins and outs, the cross-purposes, the hide-and-seek, that constitute the

Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses

Connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain

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Author: Agnes Strickland,Elizabeth Strickland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108026117

Category: History

Page: 460

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Volume 2 (1851) of this pioneering work of women's history focuses on Mary of Lorraine and Lady Margaret Douglas.

Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest

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Author: Agnes Strickland,Elizabeth Strickland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108019722

Category: History

Page: 610

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Volume 3 of this influential Victorian study covers Henry VIII's last four wives, and his elder daughter, Mary I.

Scottish embroidery

medieval to modern

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Author: Margaret H. Swain

Publisher: B.T. Batsford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 190

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Renaissance Patterns for Lace, Embroidery and Needlepoint

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Author: Federico Vinciolo

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048615632X

Category: Design

Page: 96

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Superb reproduction of most popular 16th-century lace design book. Nearly 100 original patterns for point coupe, reticella, and guipure; the second part describes square netting and embroidery. 83 full-page plates.

Der ferne Spiegel

Das dramatische 14. Jahrhundert

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Author: Barbara Tuchman

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641052076

Category: History

Page: 752

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Ein moderner Klassiker der Geschichtsschreibung Bestsellerautorin Barbara Tuchman schuf mit »Der ferne Spiegel« einen modernen Klassiker der Geschichtsschreibung. Mit sicherem und kundigem Blick für die »große« politische Geschichte und feinem Gespür für die Alltags- und Mentalitätsgeschichte gelingt es ihr, das pralle Leben im dramatischen 14. Jahrhundert und damit im Herbst des Mittelalters einzufangen. Im Mittelpunkt von Barbara Tuchmans faszinierender Schilderung des 14. Jahrhunderts steht die Lebensgeschichte des französischen Adeligen Enguerrand de Coucy VII. Im zarten Alter von 15 Jahren zieht Coucy das erste Mal als Ritter in die Schlacht, erlebt den Hundertjährigen Krieg hautnah mit und wird schließlich vom englischen König als Geisel genommen. Coucy wird im Laufe seines Lebens Zeuge dramatischer, ja scheinbar apokalyptischer Ereignisse: Die Pest sucht Europa heim, religiöse Fanatiker hetzen die Menschen auf, Papst und Gegenpapst bekriegen sich, auf Frankreichs Thron sitzt ein Wahnsinniger, und im Osten rücken die Osmanen vor. Gleichzeitig kannten die Kreativität und das Kunstschaffen der Menschen nun, gleichsam auf der Schwelle vom Mittelalter zur Neuzeit, keine Grenzen. Boccaccio schuf sein epochemachendes Werk Decamerone, Giotto bereitete in Italien den Weg für die Renaissance und in ganz Europa entstanden Kathedralen von ungekannter Größe und Pracht.

Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince

A Study of the Years 1340-1365

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Author: Stella Mary Newton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851157672

Category: Art

Page: 151

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A close study of clothes worn by aristocratic families and their households at the time of the Black Prince - and of Chaucer - showing Europe-wide influences.

Embroidery and lace

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Author: Ernest Lef?bure

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876797529

Category: History

Page: 326

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A handbook for amateurs, collectors, and general readers

Mary Queen of Scots

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Author: Roy C. Strong,Julia Trevelyan Oman

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 81

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The Queen's Rivals

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Author: Brandy Purdy

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758289367

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 9009

Three sisters find themselves caught in the royal intrigues of Tudor England in this historical romance from the author of The Boleyn Bride. The Ladies Jane, Katherine, and Mary Grey were born in an age when all of London lived beneath the menacing shadow of the Tower. Tyrannized by Bloody Mary and then Elizabeth I, the sisters feared that love was unthinkable—and the scaffold all but unavoidable. Raised to fear her royal blood and what it might lead men to do in her name, Mary dreads what will become of herself and her elder sisters. On their honor, they have no designs for the crown, yet are condemned to solitude, forbidden to wed without permission from the queen—a permission that would never come. And though Mary is accustomed to dwelling in the shadows and may never catch the eye of a gentleman, her beautiful and brilliant sisters long for freedoms that would surely cost their lives. Now, Mary can only trust in divine providence to provide a chance for love and happiness—unless destiny gains the upper hand . . . A gripping and bittersweet tale of broken families and broken hearts, courage and conviction, The Queen’s Rivals recounts an astonishing chapter in the hard-won battle for the Tudor throne.

Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe

Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom

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Author: Katherine Allen Smith,Scott Wells

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004171258

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 6052

This collection builds on the foundational work of Penelope D. Johnson, John Boswell's most influential student outside queer studies, on integration and segregation in medieval Christianity. It documents the multiple strategies by which medieval people constructed identities and, in the process, wove the boundaries of inclusion and exclusion among various individuals and groups. The collection adopts an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing historical, art historical, and literary perpsectives to explore the definition of personal and communal spaces within medieval texts, the complex negotiation of the relationship between devotee and saint in both the early and the later Middle Ages, the forming of partnerships (symbolic, economic, devotional, etc.) between men and women across medieval Europe's considerable gender divide, and the ostracism of individuals and groups through various means including imprisonment, violence, and their identification with pollution. Contributors include: Diane Peters Auslander, Constance Hoffman Berman, Elizabeth A.R. Brown, Alexandra Cuffel, Anne M. Schuchman, Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg, Katherine Allen Smith, Kathryn A. Smith, Christina Roukis-Stern, Susan Valentine, Susan Wade, and Scott Wells.

Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest

With Anecdotes of Their Courts, Now First Published from Official Records and Other Authentic Documents, Private as Well as Public

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Author: Agnes Strickland,Elisabeth Strickland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Elizabeth's Bedfellows

An Intimate History of the Queen's Court

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Author: Anna Whitelock

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408833638

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 1362

Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay Elizabeth's bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels and shared her bed. Elizabeth's private life was of public, political concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the make-up and elaborate clothes, as well as to rumoured illicit dalliances with such figures as Robert Dudley. Their presence was for security as well as propriety, as the kingdom was haunted by fears of assassination plots and other Catholic subterfuge. For such was the significance of the queen's body: it represented the very state itself. This riveting, revealing history of the politics of intimacy uncovers the feminized world of the Elizabethan court. Between the scandal and intrigue the women who attended the queen were the guardians of the truth about her health, chastity and fertility. Their stories offer extraordinary insight into the daily life of the Elizabethans, the fragility of royal favour and the price of disloyalty.

Lives of the Queens of England

From the Norman Conquest

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Author: Agnes Strickland,Elisabeth Strickland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Queens

Page: N.A

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