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.

Spiel der Königin

Ein Tudor-Roman

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Author: Elizabeth Fremantle

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641123844

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Die letzte Frau Heinrichs VIII. – der große Roman über die Tudor-Zeit Heinrich VIII., der alte, sterbende König, hatte schon fünf Königinnen an seiner Seite. Als sechste Frau sucht er sich Catherine Parr aus – erst einunddreißig Jahre alt und schon zweifache Witwe. Er hätte keine bessere finden können, denn Catherine ist klug, auf Ausgleich bedacht und eine überaus patente Frau. Ihr Herz gehört aber Thomas Seymour, dem Bruder der dritten Ehefrau Heinrichs, und sie beginnt eine Affäre mit ihm. Aber nicht deswegen hängt ihr Leben an einem seidenen Faden – es tobt auch immer noch ein blutiger Religionskrieg. In diesem sehr genau recherchierten Roman ist eine moderne Frau zu entdecken, die bislang im Schatten ihrer Vorgängerinnen stand. In England wurde Elizabeth Fremantle dafür gefeiert, dass sie wie kaum eine andere die Tudor-Zeit wieder lebendig werden lässt.

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.

Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots

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Author: Margaret Swain

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976786

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen as a needlewoman describing all the works associated with her. For the first time every piece marked by her cipher or monogram is illustrated in full. A biographical outline provides the framework for understanding her work by setting it in the context of her unsettled and stormy life. It recounts the influence of her formative years in France and her absorption in needlework during the years of imprisonment. Many of the embroideries can be seen in British country houses and in Scottish collections. A significant work in the history of costume and textiles and sheds a new light on those little known aspects of Mary Queen of Scot's life. The first comprehensive study of the Queen of Scots as a needlewoman and how such an energetic and impetuous woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. Illustrated in full with 12 colour, 70 black & white photographs and 20 illustrations. Margaret Swain is an expert on the history of costume and textiles and was awarded an MBE for her work on embroidery and tapestries.

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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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.

Philippa Gregory's Tudor Court 6-Book Boxed Set

The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, and The Other Queen

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Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451682964

Category: Fiction

Page: 3056

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The six-book bosed set of the bestselling Tudor Court novels by Philippa Gregory, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "the queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY): The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, and The Other Queen.

Die letzte Gemahlin des Königs

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Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644567816

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Meisterin des Wortes Heimlich unterhält die Witwe Kateryn Parr eine Affäre mit ihrer großen Liebe, dem Baron Thomas Seymour. Doch als König Henry VIII. um ihre Hand anhält, hat sie keine Wahl: Sie muss das Angebot annehmen und darf Thomas nie wiedersehen. Kateryn weiß genau, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt – schließlich wird sie die sechste Gemahlin des launischen Königs. Von zwei ihrer Vorgängerinnen trennte er sich, zwei ließ er hinrichten. Mit der Zeit wähnt sie sich aber in Sicherheit: Im Herzen des Hofes gründet sie einen Studierzirkel und bestimmt als Regentin die Geschicke des Landes in Henrys Abwesenheit. Doch als Befürworterin religiöser Reformen zieht sie schließlich doch Henrys Zorn auf sich ... «Philippa Gregory, Königin des historischen Romans, setzt dieser Heldin ein unvergessliches Denkmal.» (People Magazine) «Niemand schreibt besser über die Tudors als Philippa Gregory.» (Publishers Weekly) «‹Die letzte Gemahlin des Königs› ist nicht nur ein faszinierender Roman über eine überraschend wenig bekannte Zeit der Tudor-Dynastie, sondern vermittelt auch das bedrückende Gefühl des puren Terrors, den das Leben unter einem launischen Tyrannen mit sich bringt – besonders, wenn man mit ihm verheiratet ist.» (Reader’s Digest) «Drastisch schildert Gregory die Beziehung von Kateryn Parr und ihrem Gemahl Henry VIII. Genauso gut beschreibt sie auch die religiösen und politischen Spannungen im England der Tudors. Fesselnd.» (The Times) «Gregorys komplexes Porträt des alternden Königs und seiner sinnlichen, gelehrten Braut wird Tudor-Fans begeistern.» (Publishers Weekly)

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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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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The Other Boleyn Girl (Movie Tie-In)

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Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416560602

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress, in which role she bears him an illegitimate son, and then Anne as his wife. Reprint. 250,000 first printing. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by Peter Morgan, directed by Justin Chadwick, releasing Fall 2007, starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, and others) (Historical Fiction)

The Queen's Rivals

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Author: Brandy Purdy

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758289367

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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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.

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.

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.

Töchter der Lüfte

Roman

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Author: Pam Jenoff

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841215165

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Die junge Holländerin Linda hat alles verloren – ihre Familie, ihr Zuhause, ihr Kind. Dann rettet sie kurz entschlossen ein Baby aus einem Zug nach Ausschwitz und sucht Zuflucht bei einem Zirkus. Doch um unerkannt zu bleiben, muss sie mit der Artistin Astrid zusammenarbeiten – am Trapez. Diese hat selbst ein Geheimnis, das sie um jeden Preis wahren muss. Widerwillig nähern sich die beiden ungleichen Frauen bei dem gefährlichen Training an. Bis Linda sich in den Franzosen Luc verliebt und damit alles aufs Spiel setzt.

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: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 5574

X-radiography of Textiles, Dress and Related Objects

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Author: Sonia A. O'Connor,Mary M. Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750666323

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

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X-radiography of textile objects reveals hidden features as well as unexpected components and materials. This book looks at the techniques used in X-raying textiles, showing how digitisation and digital image manipulation can yield maximum information about the subject.