To celebrate Her Majesty's 60th year on the throne, heraldic artist Neil Bromley has created an ornate family tree, detailing the royal line of succession since 1066. Set down in elegant calligraphy and decorated with intricate heraldic artwork, the Royal Line unfolds through history, from William the Conqueror in 1066 to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. The work also includes the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Queen Elizabeth II with Phillip Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Prince Charles
Image of an allegory celebrating the House of Tudor, Collection of motets by Richard Sampson and Benedictus de Opitiis, London (?), between 1509 and 1516, 495 x 345 mm, Royal MS 11 E xi, f. 2
Japanese poem by Minamoto no Hitoshi from Ogura 100 poems (early 13th century) 浅茅生の 小野の篠原 しのぶれど あまりてなどか 人の恋しき "Bamboo growing / Among the tangled reeds / Like my hidden love / But it is too much to bear / That I still love her so. " (calligraphy by yopiko)
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