WOMAN OF THE YEAR 1942
The character of Tess Harding, played by Katherine Hepburn,
was directly based on Dorothy Thompson
This was the first movie in which Hepburn was teamed with Spencer Tracy.
Their love affair blossomed and lasted a lifetime
Is it possible that they had a tryst at Twin Farms ????
... and so to bed
and illustrated her book with wonderful photographs
Proving one's royalty can be quite uncomfortable
Hans Christaian Anderson's Fairy Tale of
The Princess and the Pea
Royalty has slept in magnificent beds since
the days of Henry VIII at Hampton Court
We all know that Henry did a lot of sleeping around
and made good use of the many beds available to him at court
ANNE BOLEYN 1505-1536
Anne Boleyn was the second of Henry's six wives.
Alas when she only produced a female heir, Henry trumped up charges against her-
said that she had been sleeping around... with her brother no less-
and had her sent to The Tower Of London
That did not end well for the Queen.
Daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII
Liz decided that she would stay away from the marriage bed
Known as THE VIRGIN QUEEN
Not sure anyone believes that anymore but hey...
she kept her head on and grew her empire to it's greatest glory.
Elizabeth, like her father knew the importance of PR so when she had her portrait painted she insisted that she look youthful, strong and powerful despite her failing health and loss of teeth.
In those days before Botox and Juvraderm the queen stuffed rags into her mouth to puff out her fallen cheeks . It's no wonder she was in bad health- to cover her scars left from small pox ,
she painted her face with the white mixture of lead and vinegar.
Could it be the lady died of lead poisoning ?
INTERIOR DESIGN- RELA GLEASON
Treat yourself like royalty in a contemporary draped bed
inspired by those at Hampton Court
Booking a stay at Georgian House (on the grounds of Hampton Court) gives you a very special access to the palace and the grounds. To be there at night after the gates have closed out all the daily visitors is very special . Book through the Landmark Trust
A Murphy bed tucks away into a cabinet in the kitchen of an ancient Irish cottage
folds away in clean, built-in cabinetry
Alcove beds have an intrinsic cozy charm
Room at the inn...
Some of the very best beds are found in hotels and inns where every effort is made to create the ultimate romantic and comfortable experience