Re: [histfict] Digest Number 1241
- Just a little tiny addition to the sickliness of the Tudors discussion:
someone mentioned that Edward VI wasn't sickly in his childhood. I just
wanted to add to the evidence on that: when I was at Hampton Court Palace in
2001, there was a portrait of Henry and his family, and Edward was portrayed
as a very plump little guy. I was (forgive the coming reference) struck by
the fact that my knowledge of Edward comes from Lady Jane, where he is a
skinny, wan figure. Apparently not always.
I finished Beekeeper's Apprentice and loved it. Asides by Mary like her
noticing Holmes being startled when reminded that she was female - and her
having the same reaction - were great.