In this week's Claire Chats a rather under the weather Claire shares her experience of visiting "Les Tudors" exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris.
Melanie Taylor will be doing a full write-up for Tudor Life magazine, but Claire shares some of her highlights.
Here is the link to the article by Roland Hui about the Chequers ring - http://tudorfaces.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/the-chequers-locket-ring-mother-and.html - and here is the link to an article by Lucy Churchill about her replica of the Anne Boleyn medal - https://lucychurchill.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/the-moost-happi-portrait-of-anne-boleyn-a-rec/
Good video , especially since you had a cold. Hope you are better soon
Excellent video, especially for those of us who couldn’t go see the exhibition.
The exhibition book looks like a must-have. I look your shelves with your various Tudor books and collectibles. Nice to see that you have ‘Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII’. Thank goodness my university library has it; it’s expensive to buy!
Looking forward to reading the article on the exhibition.
Thank you, I was feeling so poorly so I’m glad it still made sense.
Yes, that book and also the Inventory are the ones that cost the most but I either wait until things like that come up at a reasonable price second hand on AbeBooks or I save up Amazon vouchers (Amazon.com pay me for sales from The Anne Boleyn Files site with vouchers) and then buy them. They’re so expensive otherwise.
Re: the Phoenix emblem symbolism – perhaps Elizabeth I was the Phoenix that rose from the ashes of her mother’s legacy? The ring was made once Elizabeth was a firmly-established, successful female monarch (1575/1577 I believe.) That’s the interpretation I like best!
Thank you for this commentary, I saw the London exhibition and the highlight for me was definitely the Chequers ring. I never thought I would be able to see it and was thrilled to have the opportunity. I had to go back and look at it again and again. I also was surprised at how small it was, it was exquisite. And I agree about the van Cleve portrait of Henry, I was very drawn to it as well.
Inspired by your chat, I just booked a weekend to Paris to see the exhibition! It was a pity I couldn’t make it in March for a meet up, but I am thrilled to go in a couple of weeks 🙂
Have fun! It’s a wonderful exhibition. The Musee de Cluny is not far from it and is well worth a visit too.
Thanks, Claire, I’ll keep that in mind !
The website is http://www.musee-moyenage.fr/. We walked to it from the Musee du Luxembourg. It’s not only a wonderful museum, being full of tapestries and beautiful artefacts, it’s also a building that Anne Boleyn knew from serving Mary Tudor, Queen of France, when she was kept in seclusion there after Louis XII’s death.
Just visited the website of Musee de Cluny! It looks great and definitely worth a visit. Interesting to know and ‘feel’ that Anne might have been there. Thanks for the information, Claire!
It’s opposite the Sorbonne too and that’s a beautiful building.