Marie-Antoinette as an example of elegance and extravagance as Dauphine and as Queen of France.
Belle Époque. Portrait of a Lady by Giovanni Boldini at l’Exposition universelle de Paris, 1889.
Anne of Cleves (1515 – 1557) was the fourth wife of the English King Henry VIII and was therefore Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540.
Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea. This is probably the portrait painted in 1847, and exhibited at the Royal Academy the same year, the replica of which is now at Herbert House.
The early history of the Herbert family. William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Full length, standing, in black-slashed doublet and trunk hose, with short cloak. Tudor era. Wilton House Pictures.
Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria, third son of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, and Frederick V, Elector Palatine, was born at Prague in 1619. The Wilton portrait was therefore painted about the year 1636, shortly after his arrival at the Court of Charles I, by his old drawing-master William Honthorst.
Among the leaders of that party which for a time successfully opposed the attempts of Charles II. and the Duke of York to re-establish arbitrary rule, and to favor the restoration of Romanism in England, one of the most prominent was Lord Russell, usually called Lord William Russell, son of William, Earl of Bedford, and Lady Ann Carr, daughter of Carr, Earl of Somerset.
PRINCE KUNG. Illustrations of China and its people: a series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented by John Thomson.
Men and women of her time raved about the beauty of Elisabeth, but were also attracted by her grace, charisma and the mysterious aura that surrounded her
Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola who became famous as a soldier, was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).