Tullia d'Aragona (c. 1510–1556) was a 16th-century Italian courtesan, author and philosopher in Venice. Her intellect, literary abilities and social graces entertained powerful men and famous poets. Her work has been discussed in the University of Chicago's "The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe" series.
One of Catherine de Medicis spies, Charlotte de Beaune Semblançay c. 1551–1617: http://bjws.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/1500s-gossip-catherine-de-medici-one-of.html IMAGE: A sketch of Charlotte de Beaune Semblançay.
07 June Letter from the Court of France to the Magnifico Pietro Montemerlo, Royal Senator. On Tuesday the 5th of June, the King of England came from Calais....http://tudorworld.eklablog.com/today-in-tudor-history-a108181852
Large sapphire ring, said to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots. It has been in the Hamilton Collection since 1587. The inscription on the back of the bezel reads, in 17th-century writing, "Sent by Queen Mary of Scotland at her death". On the hoop are the words, "to John, Mar Hamilton". The 1st Marquis of Hamilton had been one of Mary's staunchest supporters. He went into exile after her defeat in 1568, but in 1585, James VI welcomed him back, praising his fidelity.