Princess Marguerite of Angouleme
Jean Clouet, 1530
Who are you?
Be careful how you address me - I am a Princess you know! I'm Princess Marguerite of Angouleme, sister of King Francis I of France.
Tell us about your little green friend
This is Pierre, the least smelly of all my parrots. He enjoys eating peanuts, chirping the alphabet and sitting on my hand. Don't make any sudden moves - he might fly at you!
Where are you sitting?
Shh! Don't be too loud - I'm in a hidden room in the tower and I don't want to be disturbed. Sometimes it's so hard to get some time alone.
What are you going to do next?
I love to write so I've come here to get some peace and quiet. Pierre is getting rather hungry, but I want to stay here and write another poem so he'll have to wait!