Juana was the eldest daughter of the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella od Castile (and the elder sister of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife), and become the queen of Castile after the death of her mother.
Juana became known as Joanna the Mad, because of its emotional disorders, which worsened with the affairs of her husband, Philip the Handsome, by whom she was completely in love.
Most historians now agree that she had melancholia, severe clinical depression, a psychosis, or a case of inherited schizophrenia. There is debate about the diagnosis that she was mentally ill considering that her symptoms were aggravated by non-consensual confinement and control by others who had assumed her royal powers.
I've already made some of her relatives as: her mother Isabella of Castile - [link] her sister, Isabella de Aragon: [link] her sister, Maria de Aragon: [link] her sister Catalina of Aragon: as princess of Whales: [link] as queen of England: [link] her niece of Mary I of England - [link]
Her history was very sad! But if wanna know more about her, click here: [link]
Stateira II, possibly also known as Barsine, was the daughter of Stateira I and Darius III of Persia. After her father's defeat at the Battle of Issus, Stateira and her sisters became captives of Alexander of Macedon. They were treated well, and she became Alexander's second wife at the Susa weddings in 324 BC. At the same ceremony Alexander also married her cousin, Parysatis, daughter of Darius's predecessor. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Stateira was killed by Roxana, his first wife.
This costume is from the Oliver Stone's movie Alexander, with the infamous Colin Farrell, Val Kilmer and Angelina Jolie.
In the movie, Stateira, played by Annelise Hesme, appears in only two scenes, the scene when Alexander arrives the Persepolis' Palace, when she apologizes for her father's deeds, and asks for clemency for her and other women of the harem. And when Alexander comes back to Babylon, after married with Roxana.
Her role is very small, but her persian costume is tottaly stunning!
more about her: [link] more about the movie: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_(film)
Mary was the queen of Scots by birth and France by marriage, but she still wanted to be the queen of England, but the english people already had a queen, Elizabeth I. Because a lot of conspirations, Mary was arrested and executed by Elizabeth's command. But after Elizabeth's death, her son will crowned as the new king of England, starting the Stuart Dynasty.
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots 8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587
another extraordinary woman who spent a great deal of her life in captivity, only six months old when her father died, and she was crowned nine months later.... She was trapped in one unhappy marriage and then in her second marriage was forced to abdicate her throne to her one year old son... after attempting and failing to regain the throne she fled to England in search of refuge with her cousin Elizabeth I only to be imprisoned and eventually executed after 19 years of captivity....
Hana Brady (Hana "Hanička" Bradyová, Germanized in the writing on her suitcase as "Hanna Brady") (16 May 1931 – 23 October 1944) was a Jewish girl and Holocaust victim. She is the subject of the 2002 non-fiction children's book Hana's Suitcase, written by Karen Levine.
Along with her older brother George, Hana was imprisoned by the German Nazis as a Jew, and sent to the Theresienstadt prison camp. In 1944, she was transferred to the Auschwitz concentration camp. While her brother survived imprisonment by working as a labourer, Hana was killed in the gas chambers a few hours after she had arrived on 23 October 1944. She was only 13 years of age.
Originally black and white picture coloured by me. Re-do of this one:
Princess Elizabeth, future Queen Elizabeth II of England, with her first corgi dog. The Corgi breed is her favorite and she still have them today. This picture was taken in year 1936 when Elizabeth was ten years old. Coloured and edited by me.
Catherine de Medici was a Franco/Italian noblewoman who was Queen consort of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II of France. Throughout his reign, Henry excluded Catherine from participating in state affairs and instead showered favours on his chief mistress, Diane de Poitiers, who wielded much influence over him. Henry's death thrust
Catherine into the political arena as mother of the frail fifteen-year-old King Francis II. When he died in 1560, she became regent on behalf of her ten-year-old son King Charles IX and was granted sweeping powers. After Charles died in 1574, Catherine played a key role in the reign of her third son, Henry III. He dispensed with her advice only in the last months of her life.
Catherine's three sons reigned in an age of almost constant civil and religious war in France. The problems facing the monarchy were complex and daunting. At first, Catherine compromised and made concessions to the rebelling Protestants, or Huguenots, as they became known. She failed, however, to grasp the theological issues that drove their movement. Later, she resorted in frustration and anger to hard-line policies against them. In return, she came to be blamed for the excessive persecutions carried out under her sons' rule, in particular for the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572, in which thousands of Huguenots were killed in Paris and throughout France.
Once in control of the royal purse, she launched a programme of artistic patronage that lasted for three decades. During this time, she presided over a distinctive late French Renaissance culture in all branches of the arts. The years in which they reigned have been called "the age of Catherine de Medici".
Made with The Tudor Scene Maker, thanks to www.dolldivine.com and www.azaleasdolls.com.
It is my design of the first wife of King Henry VIII of England, the spanish princess Catherine of Aragon. Made with The Tudor Scene Maker, thanks to www.dolldivine.com and www.azaleasdolls.com.
Catherine of Aragon (1485 – 1536): Was Queen consort of England as the first wife of King Henry VIII of England and Princess of Wales as the wife to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine was very much an ideal queen. She was supportive of her husband, and like him, she enjoyed music and dance. As queen, Catherine managed the royal household, cared for Henry's linen and wardrobe, ran her own estates, and often supervised in royal business. She also took time and effort to provide the poor with money, clothes, food, and fuel in the winter. She was the only person Henry could confide to in the first few years of their marriage. For the first five years of their marriage, Catherine acted as the Spanish ambassador to England quite successfully on her own. She held off a Scottish rebellion in England while King Henry was off to war in France. She successfully appealed for the lives of the rebels involved in the Evil May Day for the sake of their families. She was also a patron of Renaissance humanism. The controversial book "The Education of Christian Women" by Juan Luis Vives, which claimed women have the right to an education, was dedicated to and commissioned by her. Such was Catherine's impression on people, that even her enemy, Thomas Cromwell, said of her "If not for her sex, she could have defied all the heroes of History." William Shakespeare described her as "The Queen of Earthly Queens", and during her early years as queen consort she was described as "The most beautiful creature in the world."
Queen Catherine bore six children, only one of whom had survived. This was Princess Mary, who would later become Queen Mary I of England. Henry was obsessed with producing a male heir to the throne in order to continue the Tudor dynasty. It became evident to Henry that Catherine would not be able to give him a son. Consequently, Henry tried to secure an annulment of his marriage with Catherine from Pope Clement VII. Queen Catherine decided to fight to defend the validity of her marriage and her daughter's rights as legitimate heir. Had Catherine acted differently, the religious reformation would have been delayed or might not have come to England at all. The pope would not agree to the annulment so Henry decided to resolve his dilemma by having the archbishop of Canterbury declare his marriage with Catherine null and void on March 30, 1534. Henry then took Anne Boleyn as his new queen. Henry VIII had split away from the Catholic Church and formed the Church of England, and put himself as the head of the church. Catherine died on January 7, 1536, at the age of fifty, in Kimbolton castle, secluded from Henry and her daughter.
Margaret of Valois was Queen of France and Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois. She was the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine of Medici and the sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elisabeth of Spain. She was queen twice for she had married King Henry III of Navarre who finally became King Henri IV of France.
Margaret was famous for her beauty and sense of style (she was one of the most fashionable women of her time, influencing most of Europe's Royal Courts with her clothing). She was also a gifted poet and writer, notable for both her own scandalous behavior and for revealing that of others. Margaret took many lovers both during her marriage and after her annulment. The most well-known were Joseph Boniface de La Môle, Jacques de Harlay, Seigneur de Champvallon and Louis de Bussy d'Amboise. When imprisoned by her brother Henry III for eighteen years, she took advantage of the time to write her memoirs, which included a succession of stories relating to the disputes of her brothers Charles IX and Henry III with her husband Henry IV. The memoirs were published posthumously in 1628 and scandalised the population.
George Stuart's Historical Figures at the Ventura County Museum.
Made with The Tudor Scene Maker, thanks to www.dolldivine.com and www.azaleasdolls.com.
As stated in the title, this is Elizabeth of York, mother to the famous King Henry VIII, & grandmother to Queen Elizabeth I.
The image is based on a portrait I found of the Queen, though it was difficult to make both her gown & headdress b/c there were no gable-hoods of any kind on the Tudors Scene-Maker. The portrait also only shows her from the chest up, so I had to use other pictures of early Tudor gowns as models for what the dress might have looked like.
This was actually a second attempt at creating Elizabeth of York. The first time around I tried using one of the French hoods in the game & it didn't exactly turn out so great :/ This time around, I made it entirely out of beads, no hood behind it, and used the portrait as the model.
The early English gable hoods for ladies actually look kinda pretty & unique. Gives you a real "Alice in Wonderland" feel. There's also that interesting late medieval look that ladies of the 15th century England had, just before King Henry brought on all the radical Renaissance fashions.
Elizabeth of York was said to be very beautiful in real life, and very gentle & kind in personality. I guess Henry got his nasty personality from his father, b/c Henry VII was said to be a greedy, money-grubbing jerk. It's a pity Elizabeth of York never got to see her granddaughter, Elizabeth I. She would have been proud of the girl
Here's a historical figure we can all love, and the best part is, young girls can look at this and say, "Wow, Queen Elizabeth I was a teenager once too!"
Again, this was one of the easier images to make on the Tudors Scene-Maker, though I couldn't get the color of the dress right The real painting shows her in a coral-colored gown, whereas the closest I could get was this weak red color. So I went for something a little snazzier, but still similar to the original portrait.
This is Anne Boleyn, based on one of the more flattering portraits of her, & probably 1 of the easiest pictures I ever made on the Tudors Scene-Maker www.dolldivine.com/the-tudors-… . (Though now I'm starting 2 wish I'd made her famous "B" necklace...maybe I'll re-do the painting later).
The doll is based on this beautiful painting of Anne Boleyn from Hever Castle. It's my fave painting of her, and though it was painted after her time, I think it's the most accurate image we can get of her. The English may not have considered her beautiful in an era where blonds & redheads were in vogue, but she certainly would have qualified in this day & age
I actually had to base part of this picture on a wax figure they made of Anne in that famous museum in London, b/c the portrait didn't show what the lower part of her gown looked like.
This is a promotional illustration for an illustrated children's bio about Mary Queen of Scots, tentatively titled "The Phoenix Queen," as the phoenix, rising from the ashes, was Mary's emblem. This project is currently on hiatus, due to health problems the author is having. But I still have hopes that this will someday see the light of day- Mary needs me as a champion!
Mary is at the top, with Bothwell, her third husband, being the duellist in the green doublet, with Darnley- her second husband- being the fop in rose. At the bottom are her enemies Queen Elizabeth and William Cecil, Elizabeth's chief advisor. I did this several years ago, but this is still one of my favorite pieces- since I tried to capture the same epic feeling found in Sanjulian's paintings. [link]
Other studies for Mary can be found here- [link] or here. [link]
This is a study I did of Mary Queen of Scots, who- judging from her death mask- was really quite a babe. I also had fun with the details of the costume, and looked at a lot of Clouet drawings for ideas.