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Elizabeth of Valois - eldest daughter of Henry II of France & Catherine de' Medici. Her father insisted she share her bedroom w/ her future sister-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots. She had to give precedence to Mary –a crowned queen. The 2 would remain close friends the rest of their lives. Though her sister Margaret & Mary of Scots were prettier, she was still considered attractive. She married to Philip II of Spain. Philip was enchanted by his 14 yr old bride & gave up his mistress.
Elisabeth of Valois by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1565. Eldest daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici, sister of Francis II of France, and sister-in-law and close friend of Mary Queen of Scots. She married Philip II of Spain afer the death of Mary I of England.
Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 - (Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland) was queen regnant of Scotland. Mary spent most of her childhood in France whilst Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France. Vivacious, beautiful, and clever, Mary had a promising childhood. She was considered a pretty child and later, as a woman, strikingly attractive. She was a favourite with everyone, except Henry II's wife Catherine de' Medici.
Margaret of Valois by Francois Clouet, c. 1560. Third daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici, she was the sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry II of France, Queen Elisabeth of Spain, and was herself Queen of Navarre and of France through her marriage to King Henry III of Navarre, later King Henry IV of France. Sister-in-law of Mary Queen of Scots.
Marie Alexandrovna, only daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. She married Alfred, and became Duchess of Connaught. At first, Victoria was not fond of this daughter-in-law, and Marie returned the favour. And Marie loved rubbing the fact that she was born Imperial in her mother-in-law's face, with her jewels and personal wealth being greater than Victoria's. But Victoria privately admitted that she admired Marie for standing up to her.
Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 1553 – 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois.,Daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. Queen of 2 countries, for she had married King Henry III of Navarre who became King Henry IV of France.