King Henry VIII doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve, he carries it with him in the emblem of the Tudor Dynasty a red rose. Love for him is a seasonal cycle. His first wife Katherine of Aragon knows her bloom has faded and is forced to watch him pursue the affections of her alluring lady in waiting Anne Boleyn. But even Anne experiences the withering of the rose, when Henry once more turns his eyes to another woman and offers her the Tudor Rose. Written by
A tale told by a flower.
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Director Sarah Lotfi
ended up designing and sewing 5 period costumes, three of which were made to match the contemporary portraits of the characters the actors would portray. Anne Boleyn's black velvet gown is identical to the iconic portrait of her by an unknown artist, that today is on display in Hever Castle in Kent. The National Portrait Gallery in London owns the portrait of young Henry VIII's red and black attire that Ethan Eagar(Henry) models in Tudor Rose. While Holbein's classic sketch of a downcast "lady of the court" carrying her skirt before her was the inspiration for the Jane Seymour hat and gown Sarah made for the short film. See more