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Margaret of Valois (French: Marguerite de France, Marguerite de Valois, 14 May 1553 – 27 March 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. Royal Princess of France by birth, she ultimately became the only surviving member of the Royal Valois dynasty. She was the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici and the sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. She was queen twice for she had married King…

The young Margaret of France (Marguerite de France, Marguerite de Valois, 1553–1615), daughter of Henri II and Catherine de Medici, by François Clouet, c. 1560 - serious pearls on a 7 year old

An excellent article about Mary Boleyn. Did you know she was the ancestress of Catherine Middleton? | post 19th July, 1543: The Death of Mary Boleyn | #history #Tudor #England

Charlotte de Beaune Semblançay (c. 1551–1617) was a French noblewoman & a mistress of King Henry of Navarre, who became King Henry IV of France. She was a member of Queen Mother Catherine de' Medici's notorious Flying Squadron (Escadron Volant), a group of beautiful female spies & informants recruited to seduce important men at Court to extract information for the Queen Mother.

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10 People You Probably Didn't Know Were Black

10 People You Probably Didn’t Know Were Black. Queen Charlotte of England, wife of King George III. Queen Charlotte was the descendant of Alfonso III and his lover Madragana, who was "a Moor" ( an old term for someone of African or Arabic descent). The royal family spelled out its link to African ancestors in a published report released before Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953

Catherine Carey (1524 - 1569). Daughter of Mary Boleyn. She may be the daughter of King Henry VIII but she was legally the daughter of William Carey. She married Francis Knollys and had fourteen children.

Eleanor of Acquitaine - Around 1152, a stonemason carved Eleanor of Aquitaine's head with that of her second husband, the future Henry II. She was thirty. Artist Duncan Long has transformed stone to flesh adding the blue eyes from a contemporary description. The Cloisters in New York houses the original sculpture.

Queen Anne of Cleves ANNE OF CLEVES (1515-1557), Queen of England, fourth wife of Henry VIII, King of England, daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, and Mary, was born on the 22nd of September 1515.

Catherine de' Medici, daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici and of Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, was a Franco/Italian noblewoman who was Queen consort of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II of France. In 1533, at the age of fourteen, Caterina married Henry, second son of King Francis I and Queen Claude of France. Under the gallicised version of her name, Catherine de Médicis, she was Queen consort of France as the wife of King Henry II of France from 1547 to 1559.

On this day 8th September the birth of Richard the Lionheart in Oxford 1157. The third surviving chid of Henry II, one of the most astute and formidable of all English kings and the ruler of more of France than the French king himself. Henry was 24 when Richard was born and his mother 35 who was the ravishingly beautiful Eleanor of Aquitaine. Richard was 6ft 5" with red hair and piercing blue eyes, he was an inspiring leader and one of the best generals of his time. He died in 1199

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Mary Stewart Becomes Mary, Queen of Scots, at a Week Old

Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart[3] or Mary I of Scotland, was queen regnant of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560. When Henry II died on 10 July 1559 from injuries sustained in a joust, 15-year-old Francis became King of France, with Mary, aged 16, as his queen consort.

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.

Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 1553 – 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois.,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. Queen of 2 countries, for she had married King Henry III of Navarre who became King Henry IV of France.

Portrait of Maria de' Medici (1575 – 1642) as a young girl. Queen of France and the second wife of King Henry IV of France