“Here she appears as Iris, messenger of the gods, carrying a rainbow and wearing an orange coat ornamented with a motif of eyes and ears… The queen’s virgin body was an object of constant fascination for her subjects, yet also a tirelessly vita and watchful presence among them.” - Alice T. Friedman
I’ve travelled from England to Scotland so many times since I was a kid I’ve lost count. Perhaps that is why I find Robert Carey’s ride so interesting. But it was when I was standing before the gates of Richmond Palace, the place where the Tudor dynasty ended, that I really felt that I wanted to tell the story.
Caption for Queen Elizabeth Painting. Elizabeth I by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger…