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Confessions of a Ci-Devant: The mothers of the queens of England

-Isabella of Lorraine by Ambito Francese. Isabella – was suo jure Duchess of Lorraine, She was the first wife of Duke René of Anjou. The hat, the pearled chemise and collar

Elizabeth I

The Darnley portrait done in 1575 by an unknown artist. Elizabeth at her serene and regal best, utterly confident and imposing in her clothes, her demeanor and her bearing. By an unknown artist.

Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile Mother of Queen Isabella I of Castile, no further info.

Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile, mother of Queen Isabella I of Castile and grandmother of Catherine of Aragon

King John ("Lackland") of England signing the Magna Carta in the year 1215.  Rob's 25th great grandfather - brother of Richard Lionheart.

Magna Carta- a charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent in June 1215 at Runnymede.

Archangel Gabriel icon, egg tempera, water gliding technique, wood panel with raised border - http://www.byzarticon.gr/en/iconography-gallery-byzantine-art/portable-icon-byzantine-art/angels/159-forites-arxaggelos-gabriel-1.html

Archangel Gabriel icon, egg tempera, water gliding technique, wood panel with…

Elizabeth Tudor, the future Elizabeth I, by Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1497-1543) by rowena

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Elizabeth Tudor, the future Elizabeth I, Private Collection, tempera and oil on oak panel

Isabella of Castile (April 22, 1451 – November 26, 1504) was queen of Castile and Aragon. Together with her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, their reign was a turning point for the Iberian Peninsula. The marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand joined the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon

Isabella of Castile Queen of Castile united the country of Spain with her husband, King Ferdinand II of Aragon as well as fearlessly led her soldiers into battle.

Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and mother of Henry I, the first woman to be crowned Queen of England, was born in 1031. Her father, Baldwin V, was the Count of Flanders, and her mother Adela, was a daughter Robert II the Pious Capet, King of France. Statue is located in the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France. 27th GG mother William

Jardins du Luxembourg -- La Reine Mathilde (Mathilde de Flandre) - Wife of William the Conqueror, Duchess of Normandy and queen consort of England .

Fur-trimmed Burgundian gown of mid-15th century has a V-neck that displays the black kirtle and a band of the chemise. Hair is pulled back in an embroidered hennin and covered by a short veil.

Petrus Christus -- Fur-trimmed Burgundian gown of 1450 century has a V-neck that displays the black kirtle and a band of the chemise. Hair is pulled back in an embroidered hennin and covered by a short veil.

Marjorie Bruce Princess of Scotland | st margaret of scotland beautiful strong willed and devout

Saint Matilda of Scotland, Queen of Henry I of England - kings-and-queens Photo Ancestor

Elizabeth of York, Lancastrian wife of Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII. Queen Elizabeth I was likely named after both of her grandmothers, each of whom was named Elizabeth.

Elizabeth of York Daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville Born: 11 February 1466 Married Henry VII: 18 June 1486 Died: 11 February 1503 Children: Arthur Prince of Wales Margaret Queen of Scotland Henry VIII Mary Queen of France 18

Queen Maud-Matilda 1st legitimate female sovereign of England, denied her crown because she was a woman. ancestress of Marie Queen of Scots.

Empress Matilda - Daughter of King Henry I and Queen Matilda of Scotland. Fought for the English throne against King Stephen, but lost. Married twice, first to Emperor Henry V and then to Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou. She had three sons.

KOREA ~ 1890 ~ Thought to be a portrait of Queen Min

Queen Min, Empress Myeongseong October 1851 – 8 October known informally as Queen Min, was the first official wife of Gojong of Korea, the twenty-sixth king of Joseon and the first emperor of the Korean Empire and the last Queen of Korea.

The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England,det.

Reinette: Valois Princesses- The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England in

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