Painted cartapesta (papier mâché) mirror frame, from the workshop of Neroccio de’ Landi, Siena, Italy, 1475-1500.

Painted cartapesta (papier mâché) mirror frame, from the workshop of Neroccio de’ Landi, Siena, Italy, 1475-1500.

On this day in Elizabethan history in 1560, Amy Dudley, the first wife of the Earl of Leicester died. See "The Death of Amy Robsart: The Improbability of Murder" from Christine Hartweg/ @BuffHistory : http://allthingsrobertdudley.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/the-death-of-amy-robsart-the-improbability-of-murder/  IMAGE: The letter Lady Amy Dudley wrote to her London tailor on the 24th of August 1560.

The Death of Amy Robsart: The Improbability of Murder

On this day in Elizabethan history in 1560, Amy Dudley, the first wife of the Earl of Leicester died. See "The Death of Amy Robsart: The Improbability of Murder" from Christine Hartweg/ @BuffHistory : http://allthingsrobertdudley.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/the-death-of-amy-robsart-the-improbability-of-murder/ IMAGE: The letter Lady Amy Dudley wrote to her London tailor on the 24th of August 1560.

Portrait of Catherine de' Medici, Queen of Henri II, full-length, turned to left, wearing lavish dress adorned with pearls and jewels, a glove half-slipped on her left hand, her right hand holding a feathered fan resting on a table; in the upper left corn

Portrait of Catherine de' Medici, Queen of Henri II, full-length, turned to left, wearing lavish dress adorned with pearls and jewels, a glove half-slipped on her left hand, her right hand holding a feathered fan resting on a table; in the upper left corn

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