High-Heeled Shoes: a weakness or empowering?

The high-heeled shoe has been around for longer than you might think. There is evidence that depicts both the Egyptians and Romans wearing heels for various practical reasons. Nor were they restricted to one gender; both upper-class men and women wore them. The high...

Girls Undercover: The Flying Squadron

Name: Many, lost to history Occupation: Courtesans, spies, high society women Location: France, 1547-1559 As seen in: a number of historical films and works of art, but few contemporary references When Catherine de Medici was queen of France – she was the wife of...

Caterina de’ Medici

Caterina de’ Medici; known after her marriage as Catherine de Médicis, was the Queen Consort of King Henry II of France. She was born in Florence, Italy in 1519 during the height of the influence of the House of Medici over the arts; a factor that was pivotal in...

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