Circa 1560, Elizabeth FitzGerald, Countess of Lincoln by Steven van der Meulen.  Lady Elizabeth wears a conical farthingale.

Circa 1560, Elizabeth FitzGerald, Countess of Lincoln by Steven van der Meulen. Lady Elizabeth wears a conical farthingale.

Full-length portrait of Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex, who served as Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I.

Full-length portrait of Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex, who served as Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I.

Ruffs were often colored during starching process, vegetable dyes were used to give the ruff a yellow, pink or mauve tint.  1565 Margaret Clifford, Countess of Derby, or A Lady of the Wentworth Family, by Hans Eworth. [Elizabethan]

Ruffs were often colored during starching process, vegetable dyes were used to give the ruff a yellow, pink or mauve tint. 1565 Margaret Clifford, Countess of Derby, or A Lady of the Wentworth Family, by Hans Eworth. [Elizabethan]

RED ROSE~~ Katherine of Valois was a wife of Henry V, mother of Henry VI. Later she was wed with Owen Tudor and became mother to Edmund, Jasper, Margaret, Catherine and Tasinda Tudor. So she was a paternal grandmother of Henry VII

RED ROSE~~ Katherine of Valois was a wife of Henry V, mother of Henry VI. Later she was wed with Owen Tudor and became mother to Edmund, Jasper, Margaret, Catherine and Tasinda Tudor. So she was a paternal grandmother of Henry VII

Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, 7th Earl of Waterford, KG (20 November 1552[1] – 8 May 1616) was a peer in the peerage of England

Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, 7th Earl of Waterford, KG (20 November 1552[1] – 8 May 1616) was a peer in the peerage of England

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