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medici images | Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara

medici images | Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara

Bronzino - Lucrezia di Cosimo de' Medici (~1560)  Detail only - #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

Bronzino - Lucrezia di Cosimo de' Medici (~1560) Detail only - #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

First Americans were Black according to BBC documentary

First Americans were Black according to BBC documentary

In 1558, Paolo Orsini married the cosmopolitan Isabella Romola de' Medici. Paolo murdered Isabella in 1576 when she too was 34.Isabella de´Medici murder was only six days after Isabella’s younger sister-in-law, Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo  was strangled with a dog leash by her husband , the severely disturbed Pietro de' Medici (Isabella's younger brother) for committing adultery.

In 1558, Paolo Orsini married the cosmopolitan Isabella Romola de' Medici. Paolo murdered Isabella in 1576 when she too was 34.Isabella de´Medici murder was only six days after Isabella’s younger sister-in-law, Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo was strangled with a dog leash by her husband , the severely disturbed Pietro de' Medici (Isabella's younger brother) for committing adultery.

Bianca Maria Visconti

Bianca Maria Visconti

Agnolo Bronzino - Eleonora di Toledo e il figlio Giovanni de' Medici, dettaglio - 1544-1545 - Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze

Agnolo Bronzino - Eleonora di Toledo e il figlio Giovanni de' Medici, dettaglio - 1544-1545 - Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze

Renaissance Dress Glossary

Renaissance Dress Glossary

Portrait of King John (1166 - 1216) from a set of eight medieval Kings 1618c.

Portrait of King John (1166 - 1216) from a set of eight medieval Kings 1618c.

Mary de Bourgone

Mary de Bourgone

another bust of Beatrice d'Este - again showing a lovely trinzale

another bust of Beatrice d'Este - again showing a lovely trinzale

Princess Nzinga, the Mbundu (Ambundu) group of the Ndongo Kingdom in the central west Africa region now known as Angola. Her father was Ngola Kilajua, the word 'Ngola' referring to the title of the ruling chief, which later developed into the national name for the region. Though she resisted Portuguese colonial occupation of central west Africa for over four decades, she officially ruled Ndongo from 1624-1626 and 1657-1663.

Princess Nzinga, the Mbundu (Ambundu) group of the Ndongo Kingdom in the central west Africa region now known as Angola. Her father was Ngola Kilajua, the word 'Ngola' referring to the title of the ruling chief, which later developed into the national name for the region. Though she resisted Portuguese colonial occupation of central west Africa for over four decades, she officially ruled Ndongo from 1624-1626 and 1657-1663.

The birth on this day 11rh February, 1466 of  Elizabeth Of York. Wife of Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII, She died, on her birthday in 1503 aged 37. In the children's nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence, Elizabeth is reportedly the Queen in the parlour, while her husband, with a reputation for his thrift, is the King counting out his money

The birth on this day 11rh February, 1466 of Elizabeth Of York. Wife of Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII, She died, on her birthday in 1503 aged 37. In the children's nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence, Elizabeth is reportedly the Queen in the parlour, while her husband, with a reputation for his thrift, is the King counting out his money

Eleonora of Austria, 1536, Jakob Seisenegger, Vienna

Eleonora of Austria, 1536, Jakob Seisenegger, Vienna

Elizabeth Howard Boleyn, Anne and Mary Boleyns mother. How much does Elizabeth I resemble her grandmother?

Elizabeth Howard Boleyn, Anne and Mary Boleyns mother. How much does Elizabeth I resemble her grandmother?

"I will make you shorter by the head."  Said to the leaders of her Council, who were opposing her plans against Mary Queen of Scots.

"I will make you shorter by the head." Said to the leaders of her Council, who were opposing her plans against Mary Queen of Scots.

Claude Catherine de Clermont-Tonnerre de Vivonne (1543 – 1603) duchess of Retz, was a French noblewoman and salon host.

Claude Catherine de Clermont-Tonnerre de Vivonne (1543 – 1603) duchess of Retz, was a French noblewoman and salon host.