Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait: A Novel (Six Tudor Queens)
Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait:
The surprising and dramatic life of the least known of King Henry VIII’s wives is illuminated in the fourth volume in the Six Tudor Queens series—for fans of Philippa Gregory, Hilary Mantel, and The Crown. Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII realizes he must marry again to ensure the royal succession. Forty-six, overweight, and suffering from gout, Henry is soundly rejected by some of Europe's most eligible princesses. Anna of Kleve, from a small German duchy, is twenty-four, and has a secret she is desperate to keep hidden. Henry commissions her portrait from his court painter, who depicts her from the most flattering perspective. Entranced by the lovely image, Henry is bitterly surprised when Anna arrives in England and he sees her in the flesh. Some think her attractive, but Henry knows he can never love her. What follows is the fascinating story of an awkward royal union that somehow had to be terminated. Even as Henry begins to warm to his new wife and share her bed, his attention is captivated by one of her maids-of-honor. Will he accuse Anna of adultery as he did Queen Anne Boleyn, and send her to the scaffold? Or will he divorce her and send her home in disgrace? Alison Weir takes a fresh and astonishing look at this remarkable royal marriage by ...
- ASIN: 1101966572
Leonardo's Lost Princess: One Man's Quest to Authenticate an Unknown Portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo's Lost Princess: One Man's Quest to Authenticate
How an oddly attributed $19,000 picture proved to be a $100 million work by Leonardo da Vinci—a true art-world detective storyIn late 2010, art collector Peter Silverman revealed that a ""German, early 19th century"" portrait he had bought for $19,000 was, in fact, a previously unknown drawing by Leonardo da Vinci—an exquisite depiction of Bianca Sforza, rendered 500 years ago. In Leonardo's Lost Princess, Silverman gives a riveting first-person account of how his initial suspicions of the portrait's provenance were confirmed repeatedly by scientists and art experts. He describes the path to authentication, fraught with opposition and controversy. The twists and turns of this fascinating, decade-long quest lead from art history to cutting-edge science, and from a New York art gallery to Paris, Milan, Zurich, and ultimately a Warsaw library where the final, convincing evidence that the portrait was indeed by da Vinci was found.Takes an up-close look at the workings of the art world and at figures ranging from dealers and connoisseurs to a suspected forger Discusses current scientific techniques used to investigate and authenticate works of art, such as carbon dating and cutting-edge photography Uses Silverman's drawing as an entree into Leonardo da Vinci's world: his studio, h...
- ASIN: 0470936401
Diana's Diary: An Intimate Portrait of the Princess of Wales
Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess
Grace: An Intimate Portrait of Princess Grace by Her Friend and Favorite Photographer
Portraits of a Princess: Travels with Diana
Portraits of a Princess: Travels with
The dramatic public life of Diana, Princess of Wales was enacted against a backdrop of exciting foreign destinations.These are inextricably linked to some of the most significant events in her own journey. Who can forget the lonely Princess at the Taj Mahal, the "War of the Waleses" in South Korea, the glamorous Diana, darling of Manhattan fundraisers, or the Queen of Hearts in an African refugee camp? These are just some of the unforgettable images revisited in Portraits of a Princess--Travels with Diana.Patrick Jephson, Diana's private secretary for many years, gives his unique perspective of his time spent with the Princess. As the man who organized nearly all of her foreign travel and accompanied her on most of it, his viewpoint provides the book with a unique sense of authority.For Portraits of a Princess Jephson reassembles the core team that worked with him on orchestrating Diana's worldwide crusade: the press secretary, the security chief and the Princess's personal assistant.From this unmatched archive of experience came candid and entertaining anecdotes which add colour to fascinating behind-the-scenes details of the logistics of a royal superstar on tour: how the press coverage was organized and orchestrated, how the protocol experts were kept happy and how transport a...
- Brand: St Martins Press
- ASIN: 0312337825
Portrait of a Princess: Book 2 (Ellie Kate Marchand) (Volume 2)
Portrait of a Princess: Book 2 (Ellie Kate
Presumed dead, Ellie Kate Marchand wakes in a cottage to the face of a new ally and under the threat of a new day. She has survived one assassin and one brush with death, but she knows that more will come, and that King Richard will not stop until she is dead and he has his war with Grunwald. A journey across the country brings Ellie farther from the Glass Castle, but closer to understanding the events that took place both while she was there, and long before. As she and the woodcutter, Liam, fight off assassins and try to unravel the mystery of Goneril Scrimshaw, dark forces are still at work and aim to prevent Ellie from escaping Trenway.
- ASIN: 1975682130
The Noble Heir (Princes of Valdoria Book 1)
The Noble Heir (Princes of Valdoria Book
He needs a queen. He wanted her.Prince Theo Kane has always known duty comes first. As crown prince of Valdoria, his priorities have been country and family above all. And that's always been easy for him--until duty and the queen demand that he find a wife. But he already tried proposing to the one woman he really wants, and she ran.Alex Turner fought her way to the top of the world's most prestigious photography course. As long as no one figures out who she really is, her dream of being a photographer on Jacques Ledoux's renowned crew is within her grasp. Nothing is going to hold her back, including her pesky feelings for a certain swoon-worthy royal.When Theo's and Alex's paths collide, old feelings are reignited...but those feelings have burned them both. Fool him once, shame on her. Fool him twice?The first book in the sweet and wholesome Princes of Valdoria series.Read all of the Princes of Valdoria romances by Julia Keanini:1. The Noble Heir2. The Captivating Prince3. The Charming Prince4. The Spy PrinceRead all of Julia Keanini's Sweet Romances!Heathcliff Family Romances1. His to Save: Her Secret Billionaire2. His to Marry: Her Billionaire Boss3. His to Protect: Her Bodyguard EnemySecond Chance Fairy Tale: 1. Merrily Ever After 2. Snow and the Seven Teenagers 3. A R...
- ASIN: B07C94V5BZ
Remembering Diana: A Life in Photographs
Remembering Diana: A Life in
Twenty years after her death, this dazzling photography collection with a foreword by bestselling author Tina Brown celebrates Princess Diana’s poignant life in more than 100 iconic images. For the millions who adored the People's Princess, this lavish book presents Diana Spencer's life in glorious color. Page after page of inside photos document the royal's most memorable moments in the spotlight; a luminous, personal remembrance by friend and biographer Tina Brown adds context and nuance to a poignant life twenty years after her tragic death. Float down memory lane through more than 100 remarkable images of Diana, from her days as a schoolgirl to her engagement to Prince Charles, the birth of Princes William and Harry, and her life in the media as an outspoken advocate for the poor, the sick, and the downtrodden. This elegant book features reflections from those who knew her best, recollections from journalists, dignitaries and celebrities like Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, and Elton John, and personal insight through the princess's own words. The tie-in companion to Diana: The Lost Tapes, airing on the National Geographic Channel, this richly illustrated book is a beautiful ode to one of the world's most beloved women.
- Brand: National Geographic
- ASIN: 1426218532
Gulbadan: Portrait of a Rose Princess at the Mughal Court
Gulbadan: Portrait of a Rose Princess at the
Beautifully illustrated with miniature Indian and Persian paintings, this is the vivid life story of Gulbadan Degam, or Princess Rosebody, and her life in the 16th century Mughal royal family in India. Drawn from her own memoirs and two other chronicles from the time, her keen observations begin as a young girl watching her father ride off with his army to conquer Hindustan and ends with her death at age 80. In between, she describes life in the harem, her pilgrimage to Mecca, and the many battles and close escapes that occured under the reign of three emperors across her remarkable life.
- Brand: Brand: Tara Press
- ASIN: 8183860419
The people's princess: A portrait of H.R.H. Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck
The people's princess: A portrait of H.R.H. Princess
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- ASIN: 0946041199
Crowned in a Far Country: Portraits of Eight Royal Brides
Crowned in a Far Country: Portraits of Eight
Though of eminent birth and status in their own right, the women of Crowned in a Far Country all left the countries of their birth to marry heirs to great thrones. They all shared an inbred sense of duty and a genuine desire to see it performed. None fought against what she saw as her destiny but only sought to fulfill it. Some were passionate, others less so. Some were good wives; some were caring mothers. They were all catalysts, the pivots of their worlds for a time. More than just a window into the politics and power brokering of royal marriage, Crowned in a Far Country charts the transformations of privileged princesses into women of power and historical importance.
- Brand: Brand: Touchstone
- ASIN: 0743296370
THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA by Henry James author of A Portrait of a Lady; The Bostonians; The Wings Of the Dove; The Golden Bowl; Daisy Miller; The Ambassadors
THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA by Henry James author of
Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American-born writer. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from a character's point of view allowed him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators brought a new depth to narrative fiction.James contributed significantly to literary criticism, particularly in his insistence that writers be allowed the greatest possible freedom in presenting their view of the world. James claimed that a text must first and foremost be realistic and contain a representation of life that is recognisable to its readers. Good novels, to James, show life in action and are, most importantly, interesting.In addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel, biography, autobiography, and criticism, and wrote plays. James alternated between America and Europe for the first twenty...
- ASIN: B01NC3HSUO
The Mystery of Princess Louise: Queen Victoria's Rebellious Daughter
The Mystery of Princess Louise: Queen Victoria's Rebellious
Spirited biography and quest to unearth the secrets of Princess Louise -- a royal desperate to escape her inheritance. The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumour and gossip than hard facts? When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate, often thwarted by inexplicable secrecy, she discovered a fascinating woman, modern before her time, whose story has been shielded for years from public view. Louise was a sculptor and painter, friend to the Pre-Raphaelites and a keen member of the Aesthetic movement. The most feisty of the Victorian princesses, she kicked against her mother's controlling nature and remained fiercely loyal to her brothers -- especially the sickly Leopold and the much-maligned Bertie. She sought out other unconventional women, including Josephine Butler and George Eliot, and campaigned for education and health reform and for the rights of women. She battled with her indomitable mother for permission to practice the 'masculine' art of sculpture and go to art college -- and in doing so became the first British princess to attend a public school. The rumours of Louise's colo...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1845951549
Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World
Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping
Caroline of Ansbach (1683–1737), Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719–1772), and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz (1744–1818) were three German princesses who became Queens Consort—or, in the case of Augusta, Queen in Waiting, Regent, and Princess Dowager—of Great Britain, and were linked by their early years at European princely courts, their curiosity, aspirations, and an investment in Enlightenment thought. This sumptuously illustrated book considers the ways these powerful, intelligent women left enduring marks on British culture through a wide range of activities: the promotion of the court as a dynamic forum of the Hanoverian regime; the enrichment of the royal collection of art; the advancement of science and industry; and the creation of gardens and menageries. Objects included range from spectacular state portraits to pedagogical toys to plant and animal specimens, and reveal how the new and novel intermingled with the traditional.
- Brand: Yale University Press
- ASIN: 0300217102
Diana: The Portrait
Nintendo Super Mario Princess Peach Portrait Graphic T-Shirt
Nintendo Super Mario Princess Peach Portrait Graphic
Save the Mushroom Kingdom and have tons of fun along the way with this Nintendo Super Mario T-Shirt! Your favorite cast of video game characters take centerstage as Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, and the whole gang show their faces on these fun Super Mario Nintendo tees.
- Color: Pink
- Brand: Super Mario
- ASIN: B07BC34D4B
Anne: portrait of a princess
Anne: portrait of a
Hardcover with glossy dust jacket. 1970 94p. 10.00x7.50x0.50 Many pictures. A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINCESS ANNE. PORTTRAIT ILLUSTRATING IN WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS THE DAY-TO-DAY LIFE, DUTIES AND PLEASURES, ASPIRATIONS AND PERSONALITY OF THE QUEEN'S ONLY DAUGHTER.
- ASIN: 0304935891