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The Mirror and the Light explained: Why wasn’t Cromwell put on trial?

If you have read all of The Mirror and The Light, you will have noticed that, unlike Anne and George Boleyn (who were put on trial in Bringing up the Bodies), Thomas Cromwell was never tried in court. Instead, an Act of Attainder was passed after which...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 23 Jan 2022

The Mirror and the Light explained: was Jenneke Cromwell a real person?

In the Hilary Mantel’s final book in the Wolf Hall trilogy, Cromwell is surprised by the visit of a young woman from Antwerp. Her name is Jenneke and it emerges that she is his illegitimate daughter by Anselma, his lover whilst he lived in Antwerp....
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 12 Nov 2021

Review: The RSC’s “The Mirror and the Light”

I was lucky enough to get tickets to one of the first matinee performance of teh RSC’s “The Mirror and the Light” as a birthday present this year, and I thought that I would jot down some of my thoughts about the play. Spoiler warning: I am going...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 26 Oct 2021

What Goes Around Comes Around

 The German city of Ulm in the 16th centuryGeorg Braun, Franz Hogenberg 1570-78(Click image to enlarge.)In the spring and summer of 1525, peasants and farmers throughout German speaking Europe staged a popular revolt now called the Deutscher...
From: Conciatore on 11 Jan 2021

Reflections on the Mirror

 Jan van EyckThe Arnolfini Portrait (1434)L’Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's 1612 book, would eventually become the glassmakers' bible throughout Europe. By 1900 it had been translated into five different languages besides the original Italian;...
From: Conciatore on 8 Jan 2021

Casting Off

Happy Trafalgar Day, everybody! This is, of course, always an auspicious day in the field of maritime history, but it’s especially so today. I’m proud and very happy to announce that the Society for Nautical Research, which I chair, is today...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 21 Oct 2020

What Goes Around Comes Around

The German city of Ulm in the 16th centuryGeorg Braun, Franz Hogenberg 1570-78(Click image to enlarge.)In the spring and summer of 1525, peasants and farmers throughout German speaking Europe staged a popular revolt now called the Deutscher Bauernkrieg....
From: Conciatore on 10 Jun 2020

Reflections on the Mirror

Jan van EyckThe Arnolfini Portrait (1434)L’Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's 1612 book, would eventually become the glassmakers' bible throughout Europe. By 1900 it had been translated into five different languages besides the original Italian; English,...
From: Conciatore on 8 Jun 2020

Thévenot in India

Antique gold Arsi finger ring, Rajasthan India.This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europe to the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 13 May 2020

Thévenot in India

Antique gold Arsi finger ring, Rajasthan India.This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europe to the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 18 Oct 2019

Reflections on the Mirror

Jan van EyckThe Arnolfini Portrait (1434)L’Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's 1612 book, would eventually become the glassmakers' bible throughout Europe. By 1900 it had been translated into five different languages besides the original Italian; English,...
From: Conciatore on 4 Oct 2019

What Goes Around Comes Around

The German city of Ulm in the 16th centuryGeorg Braun, Franz Hogenberg 1570-78(Click image to enlarge.)In the spring and summer of 1525, peasants and farmers throughout German speaking Europe staged a popular revolt now called the Deutscher Bauernkrieg....
From: Conciatore on 2 Aug 2019

Fashionable ties, or, Modern neckcloths

A macabre caricature divided into two compartments, The Dandy and The Dangle. On the left, a strutting dandy ties his neckcloth in front of a mirror saying: ‘I declare these large Neckcloths are monstrously handy, They [serve] for a shirt too and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Mar 2019

Thévenot in India

Antique gold Arsi finger ring, Rajasthan India.This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europe to the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 15 Feb 2019

Reflections on the Mirror

Jan van EyckThe Arnolfini Portrait (1434)L’Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's 1612 book, would eventually become the glassmakers' bible throughout Europe. By 1900 it had been translated into five different languages besides the original Italian; English,...
From: Conciatore on 9 Jan 2019

What Goes Around Comes Around

The German city of Ulm in the 16th centuryGeorg Braun, Franz Hogenberg 1570-78(Click image to enlarge.)In the spring and summer of 1525, peasants and farmers throughout German speaking Europe staged a popular revolt now called the Deutscher Bauernkrieg....
From: Conciatore on 12 Nov 2018

Reflections on the Mirror

Jan van EyckThe Arnolfini Portrait (1434)L’Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's 1612 book, would eventually become the glassmakers' bible throughout Europe. By 1900 it had been translated into five different languages besides the original Italian; English,...
From: Conciatore on 7 Nov 2018

Thévenot in India

Antique gold Arsi finger ring, Rajasthan India.This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europe to the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 11 May 2018

What Goes Around Comes Around

The German city of Ulm in the 16th centuryGeorg Braun, Franz Hogenberg 1570-78(Click image to enlarge.)In the spring and summer of 1525, peasants and farmers throughout German speaking Europe staged a popular revolt now called the Deutscher Bauernkrieg....
From: Conciatore on 1 Jan 2018

Reflections on the Mirror

Jan van EyckThe Arnolfini Portrait (1434)L’Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's 1612 book, would eventually become the glassmakers' bible throughout Europe. By 1900 it had been translated into six different languages; Italian, English, Latin, German, French,...
From: Conciatore on 27 Dec 2017

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