Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola (* 1592 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; † 1650 in Cuitlaxtla, New Spain, today Mexico) was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).
A BRACE OF WOMEN PIRATES. WOMEN WHO POSED AS MEN.
THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.
REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY
Costume of London 1640
A Nobleman and a Lady. Baroque fashion. England Stuart period.
England baroque fashion 1685. Reign of James II.
Dutch kitchen during the 17th century.
The Escape of Charles II.
Charles and Jane Lane who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, 1651.
French lady costume in the 17th century.
Dame Francaise. XVIIe siècle.
Sir Walter Raleigh tries to settle a colony in America.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 or 1554 in Hayes Barton, Devonshire; † October 29, 1618 in London, executed) was an English sailor, explorer, soldier, spy, politician, poet and writer and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. His surname is also found in the spellings Rawley, Ralegh and Rawleigh. With the support of wealthy investors he financed several trips to Virginia in order to realize its colonial goals there. As a result of financed from Raleigh expeditions was in 1585 the founding of Roanoke in North Carolina.