Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Kings and a teapot

In 1662 Charles II's Portuguese Queen, Catherine of Braganza is said to have introduced the act of drinking tea into Britain. This quickly spread throughout court and country and to the English bourgeoisie.  Today  it is our favourite beverage and it is the first thing that is offered when you go into a English house, a cup or mug of tea!

This is a pattern that I have been wanting to tat ever since Martha put it on her blog. It us her 'Anything Teapot' and can be found  here.

Martha gives many ideas of how to complete the middle of the teapot but this is mine, of course it had to include a button.

Another King of England in the news at the moment is Richard III and the remarkable story of finding his bones in a Leicester car park in 2013.  He was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field on 22nd August 1485.  Tomorrow he will be re-buried in Leicester Cathedral.   The most remarkable part of the story for me is the way they identified his remains by using DNA, and by doing this some surprising facts have also been found out about him and his descendants.   This is how the people of Britain and  many others from overseas have been marking the occasion.     


  1. Great teapot! Yes, the story of Richard III is fascinating. How wonderful that modern techniques can be used to solve centuries old mysteries.

  2. I love the way you've added a button to Martha's teapot pattern! History is fascinating! Thanks for sharing the info... it may be a way of getting my history-loving daughter to read a tatting blog. ;-)

  3. Nice use of the teapot! I like your center.


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