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Elizabeth I.'s 'Sweet Robin'., Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. A poem, penned by Elizabeth, 'Upon Monsieur's Departure', in French, is supposed to be about Francis, Duc of Anjou and Alencon. But, Dudley left court at the same time as the Duke. I believe the poem was penned about Dudley.

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1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered During City Sewer Construction Project

A massive, well-preserved 1,700 year-old Roman mosaic was recently unearthed while performing city sewer construction.

Isabel de Borbon, born Elisabeth to Henry IV & Marie de Medicis, was the wife of Philip IV of Spain. Elisabeth was a renowned beauty and a patroness of arts and theatre in Spain. Her son Carlos Balthasar died shortly after his 16th birthday prompting Philip to remarry due to Elisabeth's untimely death. Her daugther Marie-Therese would marry Louis XIV and her great-grandson would eventually take the throne of Spain.

Elizabeth Vernon, Countess of Southampton, wife of Henry Wriothesley, lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I. Lady in Waiting-'A lady of a royal court appointed to serve or attend a Queen, Princess, or high ranking noblewoman. A Lady in Waiting was not quite a servant. Ladies in Waiting were considered 'noble companions' who, by their status and nobility, could better advise a woman of high station.

Queen Mary I of England and her husband Phillip II of Spain by the English School. The marriage took place 2 days after their meeting, on 25 Jul the day of St. James- patron saint of Spain. After the wedding, they were proclaimed: "Felipe and Mary, by the grace of God, King and Queen of England, France and Naples, Jerusalem and Ireland, defenders of the faith, Princes of Spain and Sicily, Archdukes of Austria, Dukes of Milan, Burgundy and Brabant, Counts of Habsburg, Flanders and the Tyrol."

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Super Simple How to Paint Leaves

Decorative painting: Learn how to paint leaves in minutes. Complete tutorial with video so you can paint beautiful leaves!