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…
A 16th century miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the sister of a king (Edward V), the niece of a king (Richard III), the wife of a king (Henry VII), the mother of a king (Henry VIII), and the grandmother to a king (Edward VI) and two queens (Mary I and Elizabeth I).
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.
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.
Catherine de Valois. The mother of the Tudor dynasty. Wife of Henry V and Owen Tudor. With her second husband Owen Tudor she bore a son Edmund who married Margaret Beaufort who would then produce a new king for England King Henry VII. The first of the Tudors
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.
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. Her father was the leader of the German Protestants, and the princess, after the de
King Henry IV of France was the first Bourbon King of France (1553-1610). Henry was raised a Protestant, yet Catherine de Medici and Henri II arranged a marriage between Henry, King of Navarre and their Catholic daughter Margaret. Following the death of the last male Valois, Francois, Duke of Anjou, in 1584, Henry of Navarre, King Henri of France and Henri, Duke of Guise fought to gain control of the French Throne. Henry gained the upper hand in 1589, when Henri III was assassinated.
leanor of Aquitaine (in French: Aliénor d’Aquitaine, Éléonore de Guyenne) (1122[note 1] – 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. As well as being Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she was queen consort of France (1137–1152) and of England (1154–1189). Eleanor of Aquitaine is the only woman to have been queen of both France and England. She was the patroness of such literary figures as Wace, Benoît de Sainte-More…
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.