Detail from David Sees Bathsheba in the Bath (manuscript dated 1515-1520 from Tours, France) and detail from Charles d’Orleans’ “Lover Addressing Three Ladies” (circa 1490-1500)

Detail from David Sees Bathsheba in the Bath (manuscript dated 1515-1520 from Tours, France) and detail from Charles d’Orleans’ “Lover Addressing Three Ladies” (circa 1490-1500)

A Lover Addressing Three Ladies  Poems of Charles of Orléans and other works  Unknown illuminator  c. 1490-1500. Via kimiko1.com

A Lover Addressing Three Ladies Poems of Charles of Orléans and other works Unknown illuminator c. 1490-1500. Via kimiko1.com

Wonderful article @ his story, her story: Tudor Women United: Birth, Misogyny and Female Space.

Wonderful article @ his story, her story: Tudor Women United: Birth, Misogyny and Female Space.

Detail from Heilige Dymphnareeks, 1504-1505, by Goswin van der Weyden - "in het Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen".  photo taken by Paul Hermans.

Detail from Heilige Dymphnareeks, 1504-1505, by Goswin van der Weyden - "in het Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen". photo taken by Paul Hermans.

Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor.  The surviving children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.  Prince of Wales, Queen of Scotland, King of England, and Queen of France.

Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor. The surviving children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Prince of Wales, Queen of Scotland, King of England, and Queen of France.

Anne de Bretagne receiving manuscript, by Jean Perréal, c. 1508. Musée Dobrée, Nantes, France.

Anne de Bretagne receiving manuscript, by Jean Perréal, c. 1508. Musée Dobrée, Nantes, France.

Giovanni Boccaccio, De Claris mulieribus; Paris Bibliothèque nationale de France MSS Français 598; French; 1403, 148r. http://www.europeanaregia.eu/en/manuscripts/paris-bibliotheque-nationale-france-mss-francais-598/en

Giovanni Boccaccio, De Claris mulieribus; Paris Bibliothèque nationale de France MSS Français 598; French; 1403, 148r. http://www.europeanaregia.eu/en/manuscripts/paris-bibliotheque-nationale-france-mss-francais-598/en

Painting depicting the visit of Erasmus and Thomas More to the royal Tudor nursery at Eltham in the summer of 1499 painted by Frank Cadogan Cowper, 1910.  From Left to Right: Margaret, queen consort of Scotland, aged 10, Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset in the arms of a nanny, Mary, Queen of France aged 3, Henry VIII, King of England then Duke of York aged 8. Absent Royal child was Arthur, Prince of Wales who was at Ludlow Castle at the time of the visit.

Painting depicting the visit of Erasmus and Thomas More to the royal Tudor nursery at Eltham in the summer of 1499 painted by Frank Cadogan Cowper, 1910. From Left to Right: Margaret, queen consort of Scotland, aged 10, Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset in the arms of a nanny, Mary, Queen of France aged 3, Henry VIII, King of England then Duke of York aged 8. Absent Royal child was Arthur, Prince of Wales who was at Ludlow Castle at the time of the visit.

15th century (ca. 1440) Northern France - Rouen  British Library  Royal 16 G V: Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (De Mulieribus claris) by Giovanni Boccaccio; illuminated by the Talbot Master  fol. 59v - Pamphile collecting and weaving silk  http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=8359=16=160705  Lovely dress; but wow, my eyes hurt.

15th century (ca. 1440) Northern France - Rouen British Library Royal 16 G V: Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (De Mulieribus claris) by Giovanni Boccaccio; illuminated by the Talbot Master fol. 59v - Pamphile collecting and weaving silk http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=8359=16=160705 Lovely dress; but wow, my eyes hurt.

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