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Catherine de Médicis dévisageant les protestants massacrés au lendemain du massacre de la Saint-Barthélémy  ~Édouard Debat-Ponsan (1847–1913)    Oil on canvas  Musée d’art Roger-Quilliot

Un matin devant la porte du Louvre (One morning at the door of the Louvre), 1880 Edouard Debat-Ponsan

Catherine de Medici with her children

Catherine de Medici and her children: Charles IX, Henry III, Francis the duke dAlenon, and Margaret queen of Navarre. Once in the collection of Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill, it is now in the Victoria and Albert.

1605 Maria de Medici attributed to Frans Pourbus the Younger

POURBUS Frans Maria de Medici attributed to Frans Pourbus the Younger, 1605

Upon leaving the King and returning to the rooms she shared with her children and her sister-in-law, Marie Antoinette had scarcely the strength to put her son to bed. She threw herself, fully clothed, on to her own bed. Her daughter would later recount "where we heard her shivering with cold and grief all night long".

vivelareine: “‘The King’s Farewell Meeting With His Family.

The Troops of The Armada; L to R Spanish Light Pikeman, Spanish Ensign and Spanish officer

1588 c. The Troops of The Armada; L to R Spanish Light Pikeman, Spanish Ensign and Spanish officer

Three  Brothers of Valois Kings of France :Charles IX+Henri III.Anjou +Francois Alencon 1572

Three Brothers of Valois Kings of France :Henri III, Charles IX, and Francois Alencon 1572

Anne Boleyn saying farewell to her daughter Elizabeth.

Anne holding her toddler daughter Elizabeth.who was 2 yrs 8 months when her mother was murdered by her her father's orders.Henry was in bed with Jane Seymore when his wife's head was cut off at The Tower of London☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Detail of The Last Parting of Marie Antoinette and her Son by Edward Matthew Ward.

tiny-librarian: “Detail of “The Last Parting of Marie Antoinette and her Son” by Edward Matthew Ward.

Canadian artist Renato Muccillo's stunning paintings...the dandelion scene and mossy branches are my favorites. {via lines and colors}

This says: Canadian artist Renato Muccillo's stunning paintings.the dandelion scene and mossy branches are my favorites.

Maiko Girl 1900    A Meiji Era portrait of a Maiko Girl. In the top right-hand corner is written in faint blue ink "This is a beautiful Maiko".

Maiko Girl 1900 A Meiji Era portrait of a Maiko Girl. In the top right-hand corner is written in faint blue ink "This is a beautiful Maiko"

torture of the huguenots - Google Search

Torture of Huguenots in France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1685 - buy this stock illustration on Shutterstock & find other images.

Mary Henrietta, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange. Born on 4th November 1631 at St. James's Palace, she was the eldest daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France. She was the first holder of the "Princess Royal" title, which came into being because her mother wanted her daughter to have a title similar to her title of "Madame Royale" in France. She married William II, Prince of Orange and was the mother of the future William III of England. Mary died of Smallpox aged 29 in 1660.

Mary Henrietta, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange. Born on 4th November 1631 at St. James's Palace, she was the eldest daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France. She was the first holder of the "Princess Royal" title, which came into being because her mother wanted her daughter to have a title similar to her title of "Madame Royale" in France. She married William II, Prince of Orange and was the mother of the future William III of England. Mary died of Smallpox aged 29 in 1660.

The Queen's son, Louis XVII, is taken away from her. From Vive la Reine : Her neck never stopped aching from the vise-like grip with whi...

The Queen's son, Louis XVII, is taken away from her. From Vive la Reine : Her neck never stopped aching from the vise-like grip with whi.

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