Elizabeth, Queen of England, in the dress in which she went to return thanks for the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588. After Issac Oliver (c1565-1617). From The Connoisseur Vol. IV [Otto Limited, London, 1902.] Artist: Edmund Thomas Parris (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images)
'Female portrait', c1550-1620. Anguissola, Sofonisba (ca. 1532-1625). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Mary Stuart, (1907). Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) in ornate jewelled dress and ruff. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. The Darnley portrait, artist unknown. The last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I (1533-1603) ruled from 1558 until 1603. From the National Portrait Gallery. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Magdalene of France, (19th century). Possibly a portrait of Madeleine de Valois (1520-1537), Queen consort of King James V of Scotland. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)