Unfortunately I missed Halloween

I’ve spent the last couple of days outlining the May panel for the women’s labours. Whereas mr may is hunting, ms may is the May queen. I haven’t put her cat in yet, but I’ve been using an image of Eleanor of Aquitaine from her seal, one of the few verifiable images of Eleanor.

I admit I’ve fattened her out a bit, because the original image had barbie proportions, but although I’d been aware of the image for a long time I’d never studied it closely enough to register that Eleanor was obviously an ancestor of one morticia Addams …

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If you think about it, it completely makes sense – the aristocratic bearing, mastery of the French tongue…

~ by opusanglicanum on November 12, 2016.

4 Responses to “Unfortunately I missed Halloween”

  1. Not to mention the knack for disconcerting, intimidating and otherwise knocking off balance almost everyone she met, if I recall correctly…!

  2. As a descendant of Eleanor myself, I’m flattered to be in such good company…

    I’m sending some (French) reenactor pals of mine to this blog, as they were interested when I mentioned you.

    Elisabeth (aka Alienor)

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