This gets a bit tedious after the 40th book, but I then came along this cover which made me realize exactly why historical fiction women have no heads:
In short, my theory of headless HF women is this: since we don't know EXACTLY what these women look like, let's just keep it safe and show no heads. Does that make sense? I was once against the headless-ness, and now I am all for it. Here are some HF covers that have been ruined in my opinion by faces:
The Boleyn Wife cover is the most terrible.....Jane Boleyn looks like an elf from The Lord of the Rings.
I'm sorry if this is a spastic, ranting and random post, but this is just something I'd been thinking about recently. It was finally The King's Daughter cover (the main focus of this post) that pushed me over the edge! Who knew that cover art was such a science?