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Henry II of France - Henry married Catherine de' Medici, but was romantically involved w/ Diane de Poitiers. During a jousting tournament, he insisted carrying her ribbon instead of his wife's. The next 25 yrs, Diane was extremely confident, mature & intelligent. She wielded considerable influence behind the scenes & signed royal documents. During a jousting match he suffered a mortal head wound. As Henry lay dying, Catherine denied access to him, even after he repeatedly asked for her.

Henry II of France - Henry married Catherine de' Medici, but was romantically involved w/ Diane de Poitiers. During a jousting tournament, he insisted carrying her ribbon instead of his wife's. The next 25 yrs, Diane was extremely confident, mature & intelligent. She wielded considerable influence behind the scenes & signed royal documents. During a jousting match he suffered a mortal head wound. As Henry lay dying, Catherine denied access to him, even after he repeatedly asked for her.

Henri de Navarre, Catherine de Médicis et Marguerite de Valois, extrait de la tapisserie des Valois

Catherine de Médicis - Page 2 - Les Derniers Valois

Duke of Anjou, a suitor of Elizabeth I.  He was the youngest child of Catherine de Midici.    http://tudorhistory.org/people/alencon/alencon.jpg

Youngest child of Catherine de Medici, brother to Charles IX of France. Took the title of Duke of Anjou after the death of his brother Henri.

Fulk V of Anjou  (1092 -1143) King of Jerusalem, Duke of Normandy and Knight Templar. My direct line GGF many times over.

Fulk V of Anjou King of Jerusalem, Duke of Normandy and Knight Templar. My direct line GGF many times over.

5 Real Princesses Too Badass for Disney Movies

5 Real Princesses Too Badass for Disney Movies

Edmund FitzAlan and Hugh Despenser the Elder before Queen Isabella. The Queen executed them both for siding against her before she took over the English throne with her lover Roger Mortimer (from her husband Eward II).

Рёнэ де Рьё де Шатонёф(Renée de Rieux de Châteauneuf).О ней и ее семейн.жизни сущ-ет зап.1577 в "Дневниках"л'Этуаля,сообщающая, что она убила св.мужа,ит-ца Антиноти,командующего галерн. флотом в Марселе,застав его в объятиях др.женщины;при эт. изв., что до 1586 она была супругой ит. Филиппа Альтовити,барона Кастеллана,команд.галерн.флотом, погибш.в ссоре с Генрихом Ангулемским (1551-86),бастардом Генриха II,вел.приором Фр.и губернат.Прованса (к-рого он при этом смерт.ранил).

Рёнэ де Рьё де Шатонёф(Renée de Rieux de Châteauneuf).О ней и ее семейн.жизни сущ-ет зап.1577 в "Дневниках"л'Этуаля,сообщающая, что она убила св.мужа,ит-ца Антиноти,командующего галерн. флотом в Марселе,застав его в объятиях др.женщины;при эт. изв., что до 1586 она была супругой ит. Филиппа Альтовити,барона Кастеллана,команд.галерн.флотом, погибш.в ссоре с Генрихом Ангулемским (1551-86),бастардом Генриха II,вел.приором Фр.и губернат.Прованса (к-рого он при этом смерт.ранил).

Umberto II, nicknamed the Fat, was Count of Savoy from 1080 until his death in 1103. Son of Amadeus II of Savoy, husband of Gisela of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy & Marchioness of Montferrat, father of Amadeus III, Count of Savoy & Adelaide of Maurienne, second spouse but first Queen consort of Louis VI of France. 26th ggf

Humbert Umberto III "The Crusader" Count of Savoy and Maurienne -

Original - Tombs of Henry II of France and his wife Catherine de' Medici in Basilica of St Denis, Paris

of Henry II of France and his wife Catherine de' Medici This form would be a staple in Funerary architecture well into the century as a statement of granduer well beyond the grave. Almost all royal tombs have some effigy of sorts on them

Dke. of Suffolk (Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk)

of Suffolk (Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk) by Richard Burchett (circle of). Date painted: Oil on panel, x cm Collection: Parliamentary Art Collection

Jean de Bourbon x Catherine de Vendôme (Gaignières 461) -- Dessin d'un vitrail de N.-D. de Chartres, chapelle de Vendôme [BNF Bouchot, 461] -- «[1] Jean de Bourbon premier du nom comte de la Marche de Vendosme & de Castres, Lieutenant general pour le Roy en Limosin, qui mourut en 1393, & fut enterré à St Georges de Vendosme. [2] Catherine de Vendosme fille de Jean 6e du nom comte de Vendosme & de Jeanne de Ponthieu, mariée [en] 1364… Elle mourut en 1412… [dont Jacques, Louis et Charlotte]»

Jean de Bourbon x Catherine de Vendôme (Gaignières 461) -- Dessin d'un vitrail de N.-D. de Chartres, chapelle de Vendôme [BNF Bouchot, 461] -- «[1] Jean de Bourbon premier du nom comte de la Marche de Vendosme & de Castres, Lieutenant general pour le Roy en Limosin, qui mourut en 1393, & fut enterré à St Georges de Vendosme. [2] Catherine de Vendosme fille de Jean 6e du nom comte de Vendosme & de Jeanne de Ponthieu, mariée [en] 1364… Elle mourut en 1412… [dont Jacques, Louis et Charlotte]»

Henry II, King of France wearing a pearl earring (look closely)

Catharine de Medici - Passion for Pearls

Henry II, King of France wearing a pearl earring (look closely)

HENRY III 1551-89 King of France and his mother Catherine de Medici, 1519-89 Queen of France, from Ball at court of Henry III, on the occasion of the marriage of the Duc de Joyeuse and Marguerite de Lorraine-VaudZmont, 24 September 1581, 16th century

HENRY III King of France and his mother Catherine de Medici, Queen of France, from Ball at court of Henry III, on the occasion of the marriage of the Duc de Joyeuse and Marguerite de Lorraine-VaudZmont, 24 September century

MARGUERITE DE VALOIS (1553-1615) - Queen of Navarre 1572 and Queen of France 1589 - married to HENRI IV DE BOURBON - daughter of HENRI II DE VALOIS & CATHERINE DE MEDICI

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King Charles VIII (1470-1498) Son of Louis XI for France and Charlotte of Savoy. Husband to Anne, Duchess of Brittany

King Charles VIII Son of Louis XI for France and Charlotte of Savoy. Husband to Anne, Duchess of Brittany

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