•  Grand Ladies of the Farthingale Era - About 1480 to about 1620 •

This covers the historical periods called "Tudor," "Elizabethan," and "Jacobean" in UK history. In all of these eras, women wore skirts expanded wth iron cages called "farthingales" ("verdugado" in the language of the originating country, Spain, and "vertugadin" in French). Farthingales fell out of favor by 1620 so the Subalbums introduced by this page close at that time.

The albums are: 

The Early 1500s - 1480 to 1550  -

with discrete images as well as these subalbums:

Holy Roman Empress Bianca Maria Sforza,  NEW

Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk,

Mary of Habsburg, Queen of Hungary,

Isabella of Austria,

Anne of Bohemia and Hungary,

Claude de France,

Renée de France,  NEW

Sibylle of Cleves,  NEW

Six Wives of Henry VIII, that has these Albumettes -

Catherine of Aragon,

Anne Boleyn,

Jane Seymour,

Anne of Cleves,

Katherine Howard, and

Katherine Parr

Anne de Pisseleu,

Beatrix Pacheco,

Mary Neville, Lady  Dacre, and

Eleonora de Toledo.

The Middle 1500s - 1550 to 1590  -

with discrete images as well as these subalbums:

Anna d'Este,

Bess of Hardwick,

Lady Jane Grey,

Catherine de Medici,

Diane de Poitiers,

Elizabeth FitzGerald,

Bianca Capello de Medici,

Marguerite de Valois, duchesse de Berry et Savoie,

Queen Mary I of England,

Mary, Queen of Scots,

Isabella de' Medici,

Margaret of Parma,

La reine Margot,

Joanna of Austria - Grand Duchess of Tuscany,

Camilla Martelli,

Elisabeth of Austria,

Jeanne d'Albret,

Marie of Cleves,

Louise de Lorraine,

Diane de France,

Eleonora de Medici, and

Catherine de La Trémoille, princesse Condé.

The Late Farthingale Era - 1590 to 1620  -

with discrete images as well as these subalbums:

Elizabeth Throckmorton, Lady Raleigh,  NEW

Elizabeth Vernon, Countess of Southampton,

Catherine de Clèves,

Queen Elizabeth of England,

Gabrielle d'Estrées,

Marie de Medici,

Catherine Henriette de Balzac d'Entragues,

Anne of Denmark,

Lucy, Countess of Bedford,

Jacqueline de Bueil,

Anna of Tyrol,

Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Lorraine,  NEW

Arabella Stuart,

Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia,

Constance Habsburg, Queen of Poland,

Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency,

Christine de France,

Diana Cecil, Countess of Oxford and then Elgin,

Elizabeth Drury,

Caterina de’ Medici, duchessa di Mantova,  NEW

Countess of Berkshire Elizabeth Cecil,

Alethea Howard, née Talbot

Maria Eleonora av Brandenburgand

Anne of Austria Spain.

Iberian style in the farthingale era  -

with discrete images as well as these subalbums:

La reina Isabel I,

Maria of Portugal, Duchess of Viseu,

Isabel de Portugal,

Catarina of Habsburg Spain, Queen of Portugal,  NEW

Emperatriz María de Austria,

Isabel de Valois,

Ana de Austria,

Infanta Catalina Micaela,

Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia,

Christine de Lorraine

Margarita de Austria

Isabelle di Savoia d’Este,  NEW and

Margaret of Savoy.

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