Alonso Sánchez Coello. 1559-60. Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. The "illegitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and half-brother of Philip II of Spain." Leonardo DiCaprio should play him in a film. Where's my finder's fee?!
Armor made by Pompeo della Cesa Italian court armorer to Philip II of Spain for use in tournaments fought on foot over a barrier 1590 CE Photographed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Mary Queen of Scots, aged 19, in white mourning to mark the loss of three members of her immediate family within a period of 18 months. Her father-in-law Henry II died in July 1559; her mother Mary of Guise died in Scotland in June 1560; and in December of the same year her husband Francis II died. Mary, no longer Queen of France, returned to Scotland in August 1561. Wearing white was the official sign of mourning worn by women of royal blood or high-ranking courtiers.