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Carolyn Jessop was 18 years old when she was forced to marry Merrill Jessop, a man nearly 40 years her senior. She lived a life of horrific domestic violence at the hands of her husband and her "sister wives" for 17 years before escaping with her 8 children. She was one of the first women to escape from the FLDS cult to win full custody of her children and was instrumental in putting Warren Jeffs away for life with her testimony in a Senate hearing. Her book blows open the shocking FLDS…

Carolyn Jessop was 18 years old when she was forced to marry Merrill Jessop, a man nearly 40 years her senior. She lived a life of horrific domestic violence at the hands of her husband and her "sister wives" for 17 years before escaping with her 8 children. She was one of the first women to escape from the FLDS cult to win full custody of her children and was instrumental in putting Warren Jeffs away for life with her testimony in a Senate hearing. Her book blows open the shocking FLDS…

c.1531-Probably Isabella d’Este’s daughter-in-law, Margherita Paleologo (1510-1566), at the time of her marriage to Federico Gonzaga, 1st Duke of Mantua, in 1531.  Excerpt: The sitter wears a black overdress created from interlaced bands of black fabric (perhaps a heavy silk) edged with gold over a pale crimson undergown, and on her head an elaborate zazara (headdress).

c.1531-Probably Isabella d’Este’s daughter-in-law, Margherita Paleologo (1510-1566), at the time of her marriage to Federico Gonzaga, 1st Duke of Mantua, in 1531. Excerpt: The sitter wears a black overdress created from interlaced bands of black fabric (perhaps a heavy silk) edged with gold over a pale crimson undergown, and on her head an elaborate zazara (headdress).

Beatrice d'Este Duchess of Milan wife of Ludovico Sforza  by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis,c.1490

Beatrice d'Este Duchess of Milan wife of Ludovico Sforza by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis,c.1490

Fayum portrait - non-indigenous Egyptians / Africans but instead from Graeco-Roman occupations

Fayum portrait - non-indigenous Egyptians / Africans but instead from Graeco-Roman occupations

Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn: This is  a lovely Victorian interpretation of history.  Anne Boleyn looks like a shrinking blonde, overwhelmed by a massive Henry.  Look at how that long, red muscular leg physically blocks the timorous, shy, lady-like Anne Boleyn.  The Strickland sisters would approve.  :)

Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn: This is a lovely Victorian interpretation of history. Anne Boleyn looks like a shrinking blonde, overwhelmed by a massive Henry. Look at how that long, red muscular leg physically blocks the timorous, shy, lady-like Anne Boleyn. The Strickland sisters would approve. :)

'The Ring Lady' -skeletal remains of woman killed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79

'The Ring Lady' -skeletal remains of woman killed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79

Joan Smythe (daughter of Thomas "Customer" Smythe and Alice Judde) by Cornelius Ketel, 1579

Joan Smythe (daughter of Thomas "Customer" Smythe and Alice Judde) by Cornelius Ketel, 1579

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