He was Duc de Roannais, Marquis de Boisy, Comte de Maulévrier, Comte de Caravas, Seigneur d’Oiron, Grand Stable Master of France.
His reign was dominated by civil wars and the infamous massacre of French Protestants on St Bartholomew’s Eve.
Jeanne d’Albret was one of the most active and influential women in France around the middle of the 16th century.
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French Rococo. The schoolmistress – Dites donc s’il vous plaît c.1780 by Jean Honoré Fragonard
L’Innocence entraînée par l’Amour ou le Triomphe de l’Hymen (c.1750). Jean-Baptiste Greuze.
Ghiordes (Asia Minor) Rug. One of the most highly prized by collectors.
Caravansaries are public edifices established in almost every town and village throughout the Turkish empire
Henri III’s favourites put on make-up and powder, wore earrings, lace and tinsel.
Portraiture at the court of the Valois
Hampton Court Palace is a castle in far south-west London on the left bank of the River Thames