Frances Stewart was one of the great beauties of the Jacobean court, she was also the patron of Captain John Smith of the Virginia Colony.
Louis XIV 1660 and 1670. The fashion of long hair was maintained after it had been shorn for a while in 1645 in honour of the Swedes.
THE Palace of the Luxembourg is situated in the Faubourg St. Germain, Rue de Vaugirard.
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… Read More
German baroque fashion in 1644th. Matron, maid, citizen. The history of costumes. Hundredth sheet. 17th century. By G. Häberlin. Germany. Munich picture sheet no. 1161. Source: Munich picture sheet 1848 to… Read More
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… Read More
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
Example of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.
REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY 1685-1700
Woolen carpets of Terra di Lavoro, 18th century.