Eleanor asked:

I don't really understand the bit about Anselma. I understand she was a lover of Cromwell's, and that she's on the tapestry as the queen of Sheba, but why is she on that? I'm only part way through the book, though.

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Elizabeth Milliken My understanding of that is that the figure of Sheba on the tapestry resembles Anselma, and Cromwell therefore thinks of her as Anselma.
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