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Lymond picspam!
by poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
at January 8th, 2008 (07:51 pm)

current mood: artistic

Here are some pictures of people from Lymond's era, in The Game of Kings and Queen's Play
(No spoilers.)

Portraits of significant characters

Mary de Guise, mother of Queen Mary of Scotland

Queen Mary (about age 16) with Francois II, dauphin of France

Young Edward VI, son of Henry VIII, short time king of England and proposed husband for Mary

Henri II, King of France

Catherine de Medici, Queen Consort of France

Diane de Poitiers (Duchess of Valentinois), Henri's mistress

François Duc de Guise , brother of Mary de Guise

Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France

Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé

His brother Jean de Bourbon, Sieur d'Enghien

I love their little pointed frill collars - not yet the crazy ruffs of the Elizabethan period, but just enough to open up like a small flower at the neck.  Especially the two portraits of young Queen Mary where you can see her neck. 

And that's enough for now.


Posted by: Keddi (luisadeza)
Posted at: January 9th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)

Thanks a lot for that! :)
I'll have to show it to my flat mate too, because I got her hooked on the books as well and this question came up when we were watching Shakespeare In Love. We basically wondered how much fashion had changed since Lymond to then. Looks like it's slightly less pompous yet, no crazy ruffs yet.

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: January 9th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
ralph pistol

You're welcome!

Hooray for hooked on books! I'm guessing Shakespeare in Love is maybe 40ish years after Lymond? So I guess the fashion had changed about as much as ours has since the 60s. Maybe.

Posted by: antiquegirl (antiquegirl)
Posted at: January 9th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)

I wonder what the simple folk would wear?

Thanks for taking the time to research and share these examples. :)

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: January 9th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
stephen book

Hmm, maybe that can be my NEXT picspam...!

You're welcome!

Posted by: Karen (cerisaye)
Posted at: February 10th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Jack Slomovits couple silhouette

For the common people I always imagine the works of Pieter Breughel. Thanks for the portraits. It is always nice to see what people actually looked like, and what they wore.

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