Great Renaissance Fiction: The Birth of Venus: A Novel (Reader's Circle) - Kindle edition by Sarah Dunant. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Great Renaissance Fiction: The Birth of Venus: A Novel (Reader's Circle) - Kindle edition by Sarah Dunant. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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.

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.

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.

Needlework bag and pin-cushion of Queen Elizabeth I, English, 16th C. In the collection of the Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, Great Britain.

Needlework bag and pin-cushion of Queen Elizabeth I, English, 16th C. In the collection of the Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, Great Britain.

Murder of Medici Princess (09) by Murphy, Caroline P  Great true story of Isabella Medici, Florentine Princess murdered with the approval of her brother Francesco de Medici.

Murder of Medici Princess (09) by Murphy, Caroline P Great true story of Isabella Medici, Florentine Princess murdered with the approval of her brother Francesco de Medici.

Painting of murdered Renaissance beauty revealed under layers of paint.  Isabella de Medici - her story told in "Murder of a Medici Princess".

Painting of murdered Renaissance beauty revealed under layers of paint

Painting of murdered Renaissance beauty revealed under layers of paint. Isabella de Medici - her story told in "Murder of a Medici Princess".

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

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

Interview between King Francis I. and King Henry VIII.  On the 7th of the month of June 1520, the festival of the Corpus Domini,..http://tudorworld.eklablog.com/today-in-tudor-history-a108181852

Interview between King Francis I. and King Henry VIII. On the 7th of the month of June 1520, the festival of the Corpus Domini,..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.

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.

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