So, this week is a busy one for historical anniversaries! First we have the sad ends of two Tudor women. The execution of Mary Queen of Scots in 1554 (February 8):
The execution of Catherine Howard on February 13, 1542:
And a happy anniversary, the wedding of Victoria and Albert on February 10, 1844!
(Funnily, the same actress, Emily Blunt, has played both Victoria and Catherine...)
And February 12 marks the execution of Lady Jane Grey--more about her tomorrow for Portrait Friday!