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Book News August 2023

*contains affiliate links* Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power  Paperback – 22 August 2023 (US) & 19 January 2023 (UK) In sixteenth-century Europe women’s voices were suppressed and silenced. Even for a queen like Mary, her prime duty was to bear sons. In an age when textiles expressed power, [read more]

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Queen Alexandra’s Collet Necklace

Queen Alexandra’s Collet Necklace consists of “31 graduated brilliants (five detachable) in cut-down collet settings.” The necklace and a matching pair of earrings made of large old-cut Golconda diamonds were given to the then Princess Alexandra of Denmark upon her marriage to the future King Edward VII by the City of London. Alexandra wore the [read more]