“I love all history because it’s storytelling. But, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Tudor dynasty.”
Of all the portraits Grant had seen this afternoon this was the most individual. It was as if the artist had striven to put on canvas something that his talent was not sufficient to translate into paint. The expression in the eyes — that most arresting and individual expression — had defeated him. So had the mouth: he had not known how to make lips so thin and so wide look mobile, so the mouth was wooden and a failure. What he had best succeeded in was in the bone structure of the face: the strong cheekbones, the hollows below them, the chin too large for strength.
Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time
"My father will kill you…"
"Then I shall die a happy man."