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Born on this day in Fashion History: Rose Bertin, July 2, 1747

Happy birthday to Marie Antoinette’s premiere marchande de modes, Rose Bertin, born on this day in 1747. Bertin’s meteoric rise to success began in 1772, when she opened her own shop, after having apprenticed to a… 668 more words

Fashion History

Spotlight: Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk

Name: Mary Tudor / Mary Brandon

Title/s: Queen of France / Dowager Queen of France / Duchess of Suffolk / Princess of England

Birth / Death: 295 more words


Traveling Through History of Art

Maria Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755, in Vienna. She was the youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I. She was described at her birth as “a completely healthy archduchess”.  206 more words

Joyful Wonder

Special Resonance - Versailles

This month’s “Special Resonance” feature is on the Palace of Versailles. Originally a hunting lodge owned by king Louis XIII, the lodge was transformed over time and became home to the French royal court in 1692 and was home to three successive French kings who each added their own additions to the palace. 486 more words

King Louis

On this day in 1496 - Mary Tudor was born

Mary Tudor was born on 18th March 1496. She was the third daughter and fifth child of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Mary was born at Richmond Palace. 248 more words

Tudor Chronicles

Anne The Last Duchess of Brittany

In the medieval world, dominated by men, Anne of Brittany spent her life fighting for her Duchy to retain it’s traditional independence.

Born in 1477, Anne was the daughter of Duke Francis of Brittany. 1,235 more words

Sheroes Of History

Mary Tudor, a favourite sister

Mary Tudor was the fifth child of seven born to King Henry VII and his wife Elizabeth of York. Mary Tudor’s first marriage was to King Louis XII of France and she was his third wife. 528 more words

Art History