Morgana Le Fay: She was the half-sister of King Arthur and in some accounts his lover; she was also his enemy and a powerful sorceress

Morgana Le Fay: She was the half-sister of King Arthur and in some accounts his lover; she was also his enemy and a powerful sorceress

Ellen Terry's Victorian-era stage costume for the role of Lady Macbeth, restored! It's adorned with thousands of jewel beetle shells.

Ellen Terry's Victorian-era stage costume for the role of Lady Macbeth, restored! It's adorned with thousands of jewel beetle shells.

Why can't I go to the marketplace in this and get looks that say, "who's this awesome female," instead of, "????????!"

Why can't I go to the marketplace in this and get looks that say, "who's this awesome female," instead of, "????????!"

The big difference from Medieval clothing and Renaissance clothing: Medieval dresses were one piece, whereas Renaissance had a separate bodice and skirt.

The big difference from Medieval clothing and Renaissance clothing: Medieval dresses were one piece, whereas Renaissance had a separate bodice and skirt.

Charles Lenoir...Portrait of a lady in a lakeside setting

Charles Lenoir...Portrait of a lady in a lakeside setting

Herbert James Draper Tristan and Isolde 1901 such a good story!

Liebestod, and the doomed Tristan and Isolde-in gratitude

The Pre-Raphelites and depictions of medieval women -- http://www.medievalists.net/2013/08/13/pre-raphaelite-painting-and-the-medieval-woman/ -- I went into the Tate Britain in 2004 to see this painting before I went home to Oz only to have a bemused attendant laughingly inform me that she was currently touring Australia & New Zealand.

The Pre-Raphelites and depictions of medieval women -- http://www.medievalists.net/2013/08/13/pre-raphaelite-painting-and-the-medieval-woman/ -- I went into the Tate Britain in 2004 to see this painting before I went home to Oz only to have a bemused attendant laughingly inform me that she was currently touring Australia & New Zealand.

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