Mistress Anne Take Me To Windsor Dress
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 controversy 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.
Despite 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 demeaner 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 hand painted 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 flattering cupped midi dress trimmed with ruffles and bows
- Multi-layered skirt panel giving superior volume and movement
- Sweetheart neckline and boned bodice
- Sweet puffed sleeve with large self-tie bow at the cuff
- Light and soft premium organza fabric in our exclusive Mistress Anne print
- 100% handmade with love
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