Shoe said to have belonged to Mary Stuart Queen of Scots. Shoe being made of plain black satin, relieved by a diamond buckle to fasten. England Tudor fashion era 16th century.
Mrs. Kendal, Miss Ellen Terry and Mr. Tree in ” The merry wives of Windsor,” by John Collier. The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare from 1597. The… Read More
Portrait of Lavinia Biglia by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz. Portrait of a lady of the Pallavicini family. From the painting by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz 1553-1608. Elizabethan court dress. Queen… Read More
The wars of religion — The fashions of Italy are brought across the Alps, and are welcomed in France — Effects of the expeditions into Italy — Articles from Venice and Genoa are very fashionable — A cloud of sugar-plums, and a shower of scents — Effeminate style of dress — Charles IX. and his Edicts against extravagant display — Fashion rebels against sumptuary laws — Women of high rank, bourgeoises, widows, and spinsters — Wedding dresses — Observations of a Venetian ambassador — “Corps piqué” — Drawers—Pain — Cosmetics — Breast mirrors, girdle mirrors — Court dresses — “Arcelets.”
Lady Jane Grey declining the english crown by Robert Smirke. Lady Jane Grey (c.1536 – 1554) was an English noblewoman and the de facto Queen of England for nine days. She… Read More
Mrs. Anne Turner in Edwardian widow costume. Executed Nov. 15th, 1615. Mrs. Anne Turner (born Anne Norton 1576–1615), English maidservant convicted of the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury. The Thomas Overbury affair… Read More
James Marquis of Hamilton 1624 James Hamilton (1589-1625) was a Scottish nobleman, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton and 4th Earl of Arran, son of John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton and… Read More
Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (1561-1621) was a scholar noble English writer in Elizabethan time and the center of an artist circle.
Lady Arabella Stuart, 1615. Arbella Stuart (also Arabella, Arbelle) (1575 – 1615 at the Tower of London) was an English noblewoman, niece of Queen Mary Stuart, cousin of King James… Read More
Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1536-1624) was an English statesman and admiral. He was since 1575 Knight of the Garter. On 8 July 1585 Howard was appointed Lord High Admiral. A year later he was involved in the trial of Mary Stuart.