The Tudors: Philip II ( 1527-1598) the Bludgeon
A political marriage was arranged between Queen Mary and the 27 year old heir to the Spanish empire in order to consolidate the Catholic resurgence in England. Mary was 37 years old. She was passionately in love with Philip and he was never less than courteous with her but he never loved her. They produced no children.
Philip was implacable in his aim to eradicate Protestantism in England and wholly supported Mary’s burning of the supposed heretics.
Philip had no understanding of England and never spoke the language. He has been described as vain, bigoted and ambitious but, in the end he can be considered a austere micro-managing statesman of a huge empire. His reign signals the peak of the Spanish Empire.
Lenticular is a technique where one image “flips” to another using finely calibrated stripes of lenses. Most peoples first contact with lenticulars is the “blinking eye” prize in a box of Cracker Jacks. All Bourbon lenticulars measure 8 inches by 10 inches.
They are made to order and come in editions of 10.
Framing is not included.