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Margaret of France, Duchess of Savoy (1523-1574). Daughter of Francis I and Claude of France, and Henri II's sister. Wife of Emmanuel-Philibert

Catherine of Austria, Infanta of Spain and Duchess of Savoy (1567-1597), married in 1585 to Charles Emmanuel 1st, Duke of Savoy

Margaret of France: Duchess of Savoy, 1523-74. Margaret was sister to Henri II, niece of the author of the Heptameron), and aunt to Queen Margot. The book gives insights into many key figures of the period - Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France, who Margaret called "Father"; Catherine de Medicis, her sister-in-law; l'Hospital, her (later France's) chancellor; Jacques de Savoie, Duc de Nemours, a man of scandalous behaviour resulted in a famous trial; & her husband Emmanuel Philibert

Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480-1530). was successively Princess of Burgundy, daughter of France, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Savoy, governor of the Netherlands. Bride second husband Philibert II, says Beau, Duke of Savoy. She was the second child (after Philip, the future king of Castile) of Mary of Burgundy and Emperor Maximilian I

Princess Sara Gizaw Duchess of Harrar is the widow of Prince Makonnen,Duke of Harrar and second son of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. She is the mother of five sons. In her day, Princess Sara was renowned as one of the most beautiful women at the Court of the Emperor of Ethiopia.

THE 2 PRINCES / SONS, CHARLES LOUIS & RUPERT, SONS OF ELIZABETH STUART, LATER QUEEN OF BOHEMIA & FREDERICK V / GRANDSONS TO KING JAMES I OF ENGLAND