Friday, March 27, 2015

Yet More Tudor Red Hair-esy

A few more Tudor redheads to add to the ever-growing list. Firstly, I've just been reading that Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, was a redhead. According to Wikipedia she had 'long red hair, wide blue eyes, a round face and a fair complexion.' The following is a painting of Catherine by the artist Juan de Flandes - clearly showing a red-haired chick.

My second Tudor redhead is Lady Jane Grey - the Nine Day Queen. The source for this claim is quite contested though. A letter, apparently written by a merchant named Baptista Spinola, described her as having red hair, a freckled appearance and 'rossi' eyes - apparently a type of hazel eyes often seen with red hair. However, some believe this letter to be a forgery.

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