September132012
tiny-librarian:

This remarkable fragment of embroidery probably the central part of a cupboard cloth has been attributed to Elizabeth Boleyn. Thought to have been made in the winter of 1529/30, in the heady days proceeding her daughter Anne Bolyen being married to King Henry VIII and crowned queen of England. It satirically depicts a falcon with Tudor roses (the badge of Anne Boleyn) pecking at a pomegranate (the badge of Katherine of Aragon Henry VIII first wife). The French Ainsi sera, groinge qui groinge (that’s the way its going to be however much people grumble) written around the central design, was Anne’s motto during this period.

tiny-librarian:

This remarkable fragment of embroidery probably the central part of a cupboard cloth has been attributed to Elizabeth Boleyn. Thought to have been made in the winter of 1529/30, in the heady days proceeding her daughter Anne Bolyen being married to King Henry VIII and crowned queen of England. It satirically depicts a falcon with Tudor roses (the badge of Anne Boleyn) pecking at a pomegranate (the badge of Katherine of Aragon Henry VIII first wife). The French Ainsi sera, groinge qui groinge (that’s the way its going to be however much people grumble) written around the central design, was Anne’s motto during this period.

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