Eleanor of Aquitaine of the House of Poitiers, was first Queen of France, then Queen of England. She was one of the most influential women of the Middle Ages.
Clémence Isaure Clémence Isaure is a semi-legendary medieval character, who is credited with the foundation or restoration of Jeux Floraux of Toulouse. The legend says that Clémence Isaure born in 1464 in Toulouse,… Read More
American stage actress Maude Adams as Peter Pan 1905.
William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806), Prime Minister of Great Britain. William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) was twice Prime Minister of Great Britain. The second son of William Pitt the Elder… Read More
Reticella lace collar dress. Donna Emilia Spinelli in 16th century.
16th century Florentine costume. Italian renaissance. We have here a florentine costume of the 16th century in all its splendor. The whole dress is covered with ornament intentionally made as… Read More
Marquis de Lafayette 1757-1834. Aristocrat and military officer. Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette or Lafayette was a French general and politician. He took part on the side of the… Read More
Jean-Sylvain Bailly 1736-1793. Freemason, and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. He presided over the Tennis Court Oath.
Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes 1721-1794. French statesman, minister, and afterwards counsel for the defence of Louis XVI.
Jean Paul Marat was a physician, naturalist and author of scientific and political writings. During the French Revolution, he wrote the Ami du Peuple,
a newspaper that followed the practices of the counter-revolution with sharp polemics.