"Her figure and face are very handsome; she has such an air of dignified majesty that no-one could ever doubt that she is a queen"
When she was aged 24
"Although her face is comely rather than handsome, she is tall and well-formed, with a good skin, although swarthy; she has fine eyes and above all, a beautiful hand with which she makes a display."
When she was aged 32
"Her hair was more reddish than yellow, curled naturally in appearance."
When she was 64
"When anyone speaks of her beauty she says she was never beautiful. Nevertheless, she speaks of her beauty as often as she can."
When she was 65
"Her face is oblong, fair but wrinkled; her eyes small, yet black and pleasant; her nose a little hooked; her teeth black (a fault the English seem to suffer from because of their great use of sugar); she wore false hair and that red."