Elisabeth of Saxony Countess Palatine of Simmern 1552 at Wolkenstein Castle in Wolkenstein+1590 in Heidelberg) daughter of the Elector August of Saxony (1526–1586-son of Duke Heinrich IV."Fromme")from his marriage to Anna (1532–1585), daughter King of the Christian III of Denmark.  She married on 4 June 1570 in Heidelberg during the Diet of Speyer with Count Palatine John Casimir of Simmern (1543–1592). August opposed the policies of John Casimir, who was a Calvinist and friendly to France…

Elisabeth of Saxony Countess Palatine of Simmern 1552 at Wolkenstein Castle in Wolkenstein+1590 in Heidelberg) daughter of the Elector August of Saxony (1526–1586-son of Duke Heinrich IV."Fromme")from his marriage to Anna (1532–1585), daughter King of the Christian III of Denmark. She married on 4 June 1570 in Heidelberg during the Diet of Speyer with Count Palatine John Casimir of Simmern (1543–1592). August opposed the policies of John Casimir, who was a Calvinist and friendly to France…

Claude Catherine de Clermont-Tonnerre de Vivonne (1543 – 1603) duchess of Retz, was a French noblewoman and salon host.

Claude Catherine de Clermont-Tonnerre de Vivonne (1543 – 1603) duchess of Retz, was a French noblewoman and salon host.

Portrait of a lady, said to be Jeanne d'Albret, mother of Henri IV of France (panel) ... Corneille de Lyon (c.1500-75) (circle of)

Portrait of a lady, said to be Jeanne d'Albret, mother of Henri IV of France (panel) ... Corneille de Lyon (c.1500-75) (circle of)

Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart[3] or Mary I of Scotland, was queen regnant of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560.

Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart[3] or Mary I of Scotland, was queen regnant of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560.

1570 Elisabeth of Austria by Georges van Straeten (Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid) | Grand Ladies | gogm

1570 Elisabeth of Austria by Georges van Straeten (Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid) | Grand Ladies | gogm

Richard Burdett,           Francis II of France   (1st husband of Mary Queen of Scots) 1854-1860

Richard Burdett, Francis II of France (1st husband of Mary Queen of Scots) 1854-1860

It's About Time: Madonnas attributed to Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530)

It's About Time: Madonnas attributed to Quinten Metsys (Netherlandish painter, 1466-1530)

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