My Sumerian Queen

Puabi was queen from the 1st dynasty of Ur. In her tomb was found a lot os amazing jewelery, and this extraordinary headdress. * . *

In early mesopotamia, women, even elite women, were generally described in relation to their husbands. For example, the inscription on the cylinder seal of the wife of the ruler of the city-state of Lagash (to the east of Ur) reads “Bara-namtara, wife of Lugal-anda, ruler of the city-state of Lagash.”

The fact that Puabi is identified without the mention of her husband may indicate that she was queen in her own right. If so, she probably reigned prior to the time of the First Dynasty of Ur, whose first ruler is known from the Sumerian King List as Mesannepada. Inscribed artifacts from the Seal Impression Strata (SIS) layers above the royal tombs at Ur name Mesannepada, King of Kish, an honorific used by rulers claiming control over all of southern Mesopotamia.

She is also known as Shub-Ad

c. 2600 bC

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My Trastamara’s Girls - 3rd Generation - Part One

Juana’s daughters

Eleonor of Austria

Eleanor was the eldest child of Philip of Austria and Juana of Castile, and was an Archduchess of Austria and Infanta of Castile from the House of Habsburg, and subsequently became Queen consort of Portugal (1518–1521) and of France (1530–1547).

This portrait was painted by Joos von Cleve when she already was queen of France, in 1530.

Mary of Hungary

She was queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia as the wife of King Louis II, and was later Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands.

Mary married King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia in 1515. Their marriage was happy but short and childless. Upon her husband’s death following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, Mary governed Hungary as regent in the name of the new king, her brother, Ferdinand I.



Isabella of Austria

Isabella of Austria was an archduchess of Austria and infanta of Castile and Aragon, was Queen of Denmark, Sweden and Norway as the wife of King Christian II, she also served as regent of Denmark in 1520.

As Eleonor of Austria, Mary of Hungary and Catherine of Austria, she was the daughter of King Philip I and Queen Joanna of Castile and the sister of Emperor Charles V.

c. 1520


Catherine of Portugal

She was the wife of King John III of Portugal. She was also the Regent of Portugal during the minority of her grandson King Sebastian of Portugal from 1557 until 1562. 

Her story was really sad. Catherine was the posthumous daughter of Philip of Hapsburg by Juanna of Castile She was born in Torquemada and remained with her disturbed mother until the arrival in Spain from Flanders of her eldest siblings, Eleanor of Austria and the future Emperor Charles V.

All of her five older siblings, except Ferdinand, were born in the Low Countries and had been put into the care of their aunt Margaret of Austria, but Juanna kept hold of her young daughter Catherine. Catherine actually stayed with her mother in her prison cell during her grandfather’s time as regent. Catherine and two ladies-in-waiting stayed with Joanna.

Catherine had nothing to do all day, except to look out of the window. Later she and her mother were freed from confinement.

She was named in honor of her maternal aunt, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII of England.



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My Middle Ages Warrior Girl

Princess/Queen of England/Empress of the Holly Roman Empire, Maud of England from The Pillars of the Earth

Maud (or Mathilda) was the mother of Henry II, mother in law of Eleanor d'Aquitaine, and grandmother os Richard Lionheart!

Trastamara’s Girls - 3rd Generation - Part Two

Maria of Aragon Daughter - Isabella of Portugal

Isabella was the second child and eldest daughter of King Manuel I of Portugal and his second spouse, Infanta Maria of Castile and Aragon. She was named after her maternal grandmother, Isabella I of Castile, and her aunt Isabella, Princess of Asturias, who had been her father’s beloved first spouse.

She was the mother of Phillip II of Spain.

She died in 1539, so this is a postumos portrait painted 9 years after her death.


Catherine of Aragon Daughter - Mary Tudor

Queen Mary I of England, or Bloody Mary

Mary was the only surviver daughter of Henry VIII and Catalina de Aragon, and a huge catholic person. She became more famous because of her persecution of protestants during her reign than anything else, so she earned the nickname Bloody Mary.

c. 1554

It’s really interesting analizing the costumes of the Trastamara Girls to see the versatility of the fashion renaissance. When we think in the renaissance, we automaticaly visualize 3 or 4 especificy outfits, like the mid 1530s Tudor’s fashion, an elizabethan, an italian renaissance, and maybe an iberic style outfit …

And in the House of Trastamara’s fashion we can see the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance even in the 16th century, a huge influence of german renaissance, and of kind of hats, hoods and veils. It’s really cool to see.

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Now I’ll post some of my fanarts in poupeegirl’s doll…

I love to do this fanarts, and I made a lot of historic fashion icons and notorious characters of world history too, and Cleopatra won’t be out of that, for sure!!!

This is my fanart about the 1999 tv movie with Leonor Varela and Billy Zane as Cleopatra and Antony.


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My favorite couple ever!


My Renaissance English Tudor Queens:

Elizabeth of York, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, Katherine Parr, Mary I and Elizabeth I. Obviously, I still will make Jane Grey ;)

I’m currently working on Elizabeth at 13 years old’s portrait and plan to do Jane Grey and Mary Stuart (the Queen of Scotts) soon after ;)

My Capulet Girl - part one

I didn’t watch the new version of Romeo and Juliet yet, but I’m totaly in love with this dress!!!

Hailee Steinfeld is really adorable as Juliet in the photos!

And, as I’m a huge fan of Shakespeare and totaly addicted about Romeo and Juliet, I had to do her too! 

I’ve already made almost all of the most signifcative Juliets from the movies! So I’ll try to talk a little bit of all of them soon ;)

c. end of 15th Century

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