I must say, it can be irritating watching a TV series that pursues modern ideas of beauty, both male and female, when you're watching something about the Tudors.
|Katherine Howard or Elizabeth Seymour?|
Because those people had noses. Long. Arched. Pointed.
Noses that are nothing like, say, Natalie Dormier's little retrousee number.
Streisand would almost have fit right in.
Most of the nobility intermarried, which might explain why so many have long, narrow faces.
|Margaret Tudor, Henry VIII's sister.|
A few women of that era might fit our notions of short-nosed, cat-faced beauty, but they are ladies in waiting, and therefore very, very young with noses not yet grown.
Myself, I get a bit bored of seeing faces that are so much the same. Though, I suppose that might have been true back then--some of those ladies above look like twins. Or triplets. Style. It rules.