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ELISABETH DE VALOIS (1545-1568) - eldest daughter of Henry II of France & Catherine de' Medici. She married Philip II of Spain. Her dress is closed in front at the bottom with FROGS not AGLETS. NO INFO on painter, date painted, location wiki photo

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Who Were the Plantagenet Queens of England?

phillipa- do I need another reason. Yes, there once was a Queen Philippa!

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Elaborate Scrollwork Royal Portrait - "MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS" - Steel Engraving - c1840

Fine 176 year old antique portrait published by "James S. Virtue of London This steel engraving's image is 9" x 6 1/2" on a page that is 10 1/2" x 8". It is in very good condition. There are additiona

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.

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Mary, Queen of Scots, with Francis II

Francis II of France & his wife Mary, Queen of Scots. (The double portrait was taken from Francis' mother, Catherine De Medici's "Book of Hours".)

The death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was condemned by her cousin Elizabeth for treason and beheaded in 1587 at the age of forty-four. The mask has been kept by the family since then. Lennoxlove Castle, the home of the Duke of Hamilton.

Elizabeth of Valois - eldest daughter of Henry II of France & Catherine de' Medici. Her father insisted she share her bedroom w/ her future sister-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots. She had to give precedence to Mary –a crowned queen. The 2 would remain close friends the rest of their lives. Though her sister Margaret & Mary of Scots were prettier, she was still considered attractive. She married to Philip II of Spain. Philip was enchanted by his 14 yr old bride & gave up his mistress.

Elisabeth of Valois by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1565. Eldest daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici, sister of Francis II of France, and sister-in-law and close friend of Mary Queen of Scots. She married Philip II of Spain afer the death of Mary I of England.

Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois,1553–1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois.She was the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici,sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain, sister in law of Mary Queen of Scots. This painting by Clouet was made in 1560, when the princess was around 7.

Elisabeth (isabella) of Valois by Antonis Mor Fitzwilliam Museum. 1545-1568, eldest daughter of Henri II of France and his queen Catherine de' Medici. Married Philip II of Spain as his third wife at the age of 14. She had 2 surviving daughters, Isabella Clara Eugenia, Archduchess of Austria and Catherine Michelle Duchess of Savoy. Died in childbirth.

Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 - (Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland) was queen regnant of Scotland. Mary spent most of her childhood in France whilst Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France. Vivacious, beautiful, and clever, Mary had a promising childhood. She was considered a pretty child and later, as a woman, strikingly attractive. She was a favourite with everyone, except Henry II's wife Catherine de' Medici. - by Federico Zuccari (or Zuccaro)