Friday, January 23, 2009

Question from Gervase - Tudor death masks

I know they made a "death mask" of Elizabeth I, and I was wondering if anyone knows if Henry VIII,or Anne Boleyn, also had a "death mask" made of them or perhaps these masks were only accepted in the era of ElizabethI?

[Ed note: related thread from a few months ago pasted in below]

http://tudorhistory.org/queryblog/2008/10/question-from-elizabeth-death-masks.html

1 comment:

PhD Historian said...

The one "death mask" for Elizabeth that I know of is actually a funerary effigy, not an actual death mask. For the difference, see the related thread linked by Lara.