1. One such interesting activity that’s liked well by each of them
    will be the kids coloring page. Scrapbooking – Scrapbooking always
    requires a lots of photos but sometimes you want to illustrate a unique
    event with another type of picture. You can hand color your image using watercolor, ink, or colored pencils.

  2. Alberto

    Jane Dormer, Duchess of Feria was a very atractive young lady when she was at Mary’s court. The ugliness of these women was an absurd myth.

  3. Hans van Felius

    Beauty, eyes and beholder, indeed. Some of the ladies were by the standards of the time middle aged, which seems inevitable, thinking of Mary’s age when she became queen. And some were older when she had her own Household, when she still was the heir presumptive. A young girl needing sound counsel…
    Kathy Lynn Emerson is a gem, by the way. The only problem is, that she did not always record sources. Which ofcourse was not needed when she started her collection…
    Are you planning to have and entry on Jane Russell as well? Jane, wife of William Russell and their daughter Mary (guess who she was named after?) are among my ancestors. Here and there I found more information than Kathy Lynn Emersons website has. Only the husband remains something of an enigma….

  4. Robert Kapanjie

    I think that beauty back then would be very difficult for us to ascertain because criteria for attractiveness changes with time. Even today what is comely to one may be loathsome to another. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

    • Banditqueen

      What a ridiculous, typical male comment! Beauty has nothing to do with looks and anyone who thinks it is shallow. Yes, this might be that standards have changed, but who decided what is beautiful to begin with? These women were not chosen just because they were attractive but because they came from good families and for the loyalty of those families. I don’t know how you measure the value of a person but I value them for their inner person and kindness. Intelligence and musical skills, grace and charm were more important than beauty, although it was a plus. How they served within a large household and their age and pedigree and life experience was also considered. Middle aged ladies were given senior positions and younger ones as companions.

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