George Villiers, I Duque de Buckingham, valido de Carlos I, retratado por Peter Paul Rubens (1625).
Two Women Cooking, 1562. Aertsen
Playhouse Creatures, Theatre on the Fly, Chichester, review
Susan Tracy, Fiona Hampton, Alexandra Gilbreath, Kirsty Besterman and Charlotts Happy Beaumont in Playhouse Creatures.
Peasant Family in the KitchenIn the style of David III Ryckaert (1612-1661) Likely 17th Century
Bridget Holmes (1591-1691) was a domestic servant at the English royal court during the 17th century. As a “necessary woman”, her jobs included cleaning the royal apartments and emptying and scouring chamber pots. She lived through the reigns of seven monarchs (Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, William III and Mary II), the age of Shakespeare, the age of discovery and the age of revolution. She served five of the Stuart monarchs (Charles I, Charles II, James II, William…