Mistress Anne Mademoiselle Gown
Castles, banquets, lavish gowns trimmed with brocade... the life of a Queen of England sounds almost idyllic!
Yet it was not so for Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Queen of England from 1533-36. Anne's story is such a sad one. Pursued relentlessly by Henry after he fell out of love with his previous wife Catherine of Aragon, Anne refusal to become Henry's mistress caused him to break with the Catholic Church in order to marry her. It was a topic of much controvery and many hated Anne for it. Despite Henry's intense feelings for Anne it was somewhat of a fleeting romance. He soon tired of her when she couldn't give birth to a male heir, leading to accusations of multiple account of treachery and incest. This led to Anne's execution, only 3 years after her long awaited marriage.
Despire her tragic story, Anne is remembered as a brilliant, captivating and intensely intelligent woman. She is often described as 'plain', but her fierce personality and flirtatious demeanor effortlessly captured the attention of men, and even a King.
We've name this print Mistress Anne in order to celebrate the Tudor legend that is Anne Boleyn. Featuring hazy purple roses that have been handpainted to perfection, the Mistress Anne print represents Anne's enduring legend, her courage, and her denial to bend to the will of men, even at the cost of her own life.
- Exquisitely romantic gown with 3 tiers of cascading ruffles
- Our much-loved Mademoiselle silhouette is inspired by the fanciful ruffled gowns worn by southern belles
- Layered organza skirt with huge volume
- Boned bodice with added interlining for support
- Sweet ruffled puff sleeves with dainty bows
- Adjustable corset back
- Our new Mistress Anne print is exclusive to Fanciful Doll, and was designed to capture the english rose as the leaves begin to turn to rust at the start of Fall
- 100% handmade with love
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