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2. François Clouet (vers 1515-1572) Portrait de Marguerite de France, vers 1559 Encre brune, gouache, lavis - 29,7 x 21,3 cm Chantilly, Musée Condé Photo : RMN/R. G. Ojeda

2. François Clouet (vers 1515-1572) Portrait de Marguerite de France, vers 1559 Encre brune, gouache, lavis - 29,7 x 21,3 cm Chantilly, Musée Condé Photo : RMN/R. G. Ojeda

Lettice Knollys, Great-Grand Daughter of Mary Boleyn (sister of Anne, second wife of Henry VIII)

Lettice Knollys, Daughter of Henry Knollys, Grand Daughter of Catherine Carey, Great-Grand Daughter of Mary Boleyn. NOT the Lettice who married the Earl of Leicester--that was her father's sister. Married William, Lord Paget of Beaudesert.

Lady Anne Neville (1456–1485)-daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"), wife of Edward, Prince of Wales  wife of King Richard III of England. A main character in the Wars of the Roses (Yorks vs. Lancasters). She married Edward, Prince of Wales sealing an alliance to the House of Lancaster. After Edward dies, the dowager Princess of Wales married Richard of Gloucester; brother of King Edward IV-House of York. She became Queen when Richard seized the crown in 1483.

Lady Anne Neville of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"), .and Richard III.Her only son with Richard III died young and she herself died at the age of She is the last Plantagenet queen.

A close-up of the tomb of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. She knew how important books are...must run in the family

A Polar Bears Tale: Eleanor of Aquitaine's tomb effigy in Fontevrault Abbey, France. One of the most powerful women of the middle ages, by the time of her death in 1204 she had been queen consort of both France and England.

Portrait of Maria de' Medici (1575 – 1642) as a young girl. Queen of France and the second wife of King Henry IV of France

'Portrait of Maria de’ Medici as a young girl' by the school of Italian painter Santi di Tito Maria became Queen consort of France, as the second wife of King Henry IV of France, of the House of Bourbon. via art nau

The tomb of Princess Elizabeth Stuart of England. Died a hostage of Cromwell's government, she was found dead with her head on the Bible her executed father gave her on their last meeting.

The tomb of Princess Elizabeth Stuart of England, sister to Charles II. Died a hostage of Cromwell's government, she was found dead with her head on the Bible her executed father gave her on their last meeting.