Talk:Francis Bryan

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Picture[edit]

Unfortunately, according to Alison Weir no portrait of Bryan has survived - I've noted this in the article. Mrabbits (talk) 22:40, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

That was a useful point to add to the article. As for the template above, "needs-photo" is despite its name a request for any material that could illustrate the article.
  • If there is no contemporary portrait/engraving/coin/etc. there is still the possibility of a later historical painting, or an "artist's depiction" illo in a history book, or made up for the cover of a biography, or a modern poststamp, etc.
  • And there are always things we don't think of, for instance a movie about Cromwell and Boleyn could feature him, and then a shot of his actor would provide an illo (decently captioned to explain). Or even a comic book or graphic novel featuring him as a character in a scene.
  • And they could originate from any country. Maybe that, right now, the Dutch have a book about famous historical traitors, featuring a dramatic depiction of Francis Bryan rendered in the style of Rembrandt? (I just made this up.) Maybe there is a collectible card game featuring him in one of its series?
Basically, if you keep the article listed in this category, it informs people specializing in illo-sleuthing that something, anything, would be welcome for the article. — Komusou talk @ 15:38, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

A 'Trimmer'?[edit]

surely this is an archaic term. the only entry in wiktionary is: a device to trim. the purpose of an encyclopaedia is to inform,not to show off our ability to write in the language of tudor england. the intended meaning is unclear and think a better word should be found. Toyokuni3 (talk) 02:11, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

I knew what it meant from context. It is an obscure term, though. And next time try a real dictionary. :-) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trimmer 71.165.132.175 (talk) 04:50, 17 December 2009 (UTC)