ca. 1535 Unknown woman, known as Margaret Pole by ? retouched (National Portrait Gallery - London, UK)

Her Wikipedia article includes this, "One of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses, she was executed in 1541 at the command of Henry VIII, who was the son of her first cousin Elizabeth of York. Pope Leo XIII beatified her as a martyr for the Catholic Church on 29 December 1886.” Margaret Pole is a transition figure from the Medieval - the era of Plantagenets, castles that really commanded land, and knights fighting in armor rather than posing in it as a status symbol - to the modern era. The keywords are for Margaret Pole, even if she is not the sitter.

From thecrownchronicles.co.uk/history/history-posts/historys-strangest-deaths-george-duke-of-clarence-drowned-in-a-barrel-of-wine/. Also posted to the Early 1500s - 1480 to 1550 Album here.

ca. 1535 Unknown woman, known as Margaret Pole by ? retouched (National Portrait Gallery - London, UK) From thecrownchronicles.co.uk:history:history-posts:historys-strangest-deaths-george-duke-of-clarence-drowned-in-a-barrel-of-wine:

Her wrap conceals her neckline, but her headdress and the pufed cloth ornaments of her sleeves are in keeping with early Tudor style.

Keywords:  1535, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, Plantagenet family, Pole family, Countess, English, fur English hood, wrap, necklace, chemise, modesty piece, square neckline, fur elbow length full upper sleeves, long tapered lower sleeves, puffed cloth ornaments, flared cuffs, bracelets, rings

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