"Posy (a.k.a. posie or poesy) rings are simple bands that have been engraved with a brief phrase or poem. Popular in England and France during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, they were used as wedding rings and tokens of love or friendship. This one, dating to 16th-century England, is made of gold and very sweetly states: 'I like my choyce.'"
17th century men work cloaks and capes which often had wide collars. The cloak he is holding in his left arm were worn over both shoulders and secured with a cord that passes under the wide collar. In France it was called the 'Balgany' cloak after a popular military hero. Boots with slap soles (fi rst half of the 16th century) and jackboots (17th century). His breeches extend below the knee.
Anne Boleyn by the 17th century artist Frans Pourbus. This was painted a century after her death. The increasing romanticization of her image was largely the result of her daughter Queen Elizabeth's phenomenal popularity.