Print Three Blind Mice,  Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12" (Mahogany Brown Wood Frame Measures 12" x 14") by Julie Mcintyre

Three Blind Mice, Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12" (Mahogany Brown Wood Frame Measures 12" x 14")

From The Bedtime Stories Series:  The ‘farmer’s wife’ may refer to the daughter of King Henry VIII, Queen Mary I and the massive estates which she and husband King Philip of Spain, possessed. The Tudor Queen was a staunch Catholic and her violent persecution of Protestants towards the end of her reign led to the nickname ‘Bloody Mary’.  The ‘three blind mice’ were three noblemen possibly Ridley, Latimer and Cranmer who adhered to the Protestant faith and were convicted of plotting against the Queen.  She did not have them dismembered and blinded as the rhyme suggests, but they were burnt at the stake.


The first known version of the rhyme appears in print in 1609. Quilt Pattern:  Mare’s Nest

$125.00 CAD