Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jane Seymour With Glitter Pens!

Jane Seymour (1508/1509–24 October 1537) was the third wife of Henry VIII. She died of postnasal postnatal complications following the birth of her only child, Edward VI.. Jane Seymour was the daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wiltshire and Margery Wentworth, and was King Henry VIII's fifth cousin three times removed. Henry VIII was betrothed to Jane Seymour on 20 May 1536, the day after Boleyn's execution, and married her 10 days later. She was publicly proclaimed as Queen on 4 June. She was never crowned, due to a plague in London where the coronation was to take place. As Queen Consort, Seymour was said to be strict and formal. The glittering social life and extravagance of the Queen's Household, which had reached its peak during the time of Anne Boleyn, was replaced by a small set of glitter pens. For six seasons Jane Seymour portrayed the title character in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Michaela "Mike" Quinn was a strong-willed, liberal-minded Easterner who befriended an enigmatic mountain loner, Byron Sully (Joe Lando), and winded up adopting three children when their mother died of a rattlesnake bite. While the headstrong Michaela ccould be tough, Beacon Hill never prepared her for such a rugged world where the people were as coarse as the climate and their ideas seemed from another time. Whether championing the cause of gun control, exposing environmental polluters, battling disease or sexist cowboys, or liberating oppressed frontier women, Dr. Mike, at great personal risk, bucked the conventional wisdom of the Old West and emerged as more than just a pioneering feminist.

Mick Reasor
Gouache on paper
2.5 x 3.5 inches



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