Thursday, August 2, 2012

It’s actually a different Queen Anne…


I just finished a book that I am going to recommend to anyone out there who likes historical novels.  The book is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and it is the story of Henry VIII from the viewpoint of Thomas Cromwell.  I liked this book very much and am looking forward to reading the next installment Bringing up the Bodies.  The first book Wolf Hall takes you through the machinations it took to get Henry married off to Anne Boleyn in 1533 but drops you before he drops her…and of course, before her head drops as well.

Well, it’s just a coincidence that I have always thought that Queen Anne’s Lace was named after Anne Boleyn.  I guess that’s because she was always the most famous Queen Anne that I had ever heard of.  But on doing some research, I found that Anne Boleyn is not mentioned at all in relation to Queen Anne’s Lace but some think it was Anne (1574 - 1619), the first Stuart Queen Anne, who was brought over from Denmark at fourteen years of age to be a Queen to King James of Scotland.  Others argue it was Anne (1665 - 1714), the daughter of William and Mary, and the last monarch in the Stuart line.”  Both apparently were expert tatters and lace makers.
 
Well, regardless of which Anne is involved, it seems to me that we have more Queen Anne’s Lace around these parts this summer than I can ever remember.  It is a beautiful flower and it deserves to be treated like royalty now and then.







Heading out for a long weekend.  See you all next week.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your images are beautiful. anne - no matter which one - would be proud. :)

Beth said...

have a great "long" weekend ... i hope you are headed some where fun & enjoyable. great shots. nothing is better than driving past a field of nothing but queen anne's lace ... so lovely. waving in the breeze. i'm happy to be a country gal. take care. (:

Nicki said...

I do love a historic novel and this one sounds right up my alley. I love your processing on the first shot especially. Have a safe and most enjoyable weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

I do love your photos! Hope you have a great weekend. sandie

Kamana said...

beautiful photos

Brian King said...

Your photos are gorgeous! I love the third one!

MEcoy said...

evry shots evry angle were superb

Jamais-Vu said...

great shot.

Love for Food and Photography said...

beautiful images, nice choice of colours. Have a relaxing weekend!!

Sandra said...

third queen ann down in this post is a triple Wow.... i like the blue tint to.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks, Barbara, for not only the info on the book but also the flower. We have quite a lot of these growing on our area as well. Enjoy your weekend which hopefully will not be too warm.

Debbie said...

WoW, what absolutely gorgeous images!! i thought it was a weed??

have a great, long weekend!!

http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/ said...

Queen Anne, my dad would know which one. He is a mine of information...regardless it really is very pretty.

Rose said...

There is always a lot of Queen Anne's lace around here...

Mary said...

It is so queenly pretty...thanks for looking for the correct Ann.

Mary said...

Very nice..thanks for a great post.