Livi Ridout
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Isabella I of Castile; 1485. This was painted after her death (which was the year 1504), but I did the year ‘1485’ because it appears it was based of a portrait that was forgotten of her pregnant with the future Queen Katherine of Aragon (the first wife of Henry VIII).

Isabella I of Castile; 1485. This was painted after her death (which was the year 1504), but I did the year ‘1485’ because it appears it was based of a portrait that was forgotten of her pregnant with the future Queen Katherine of Aragon (the first wife of Henry VIII).

Portrait of Queen Isabella I of Castile mother of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon.

Portrait of Queen Isabella I of Castile mother of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon.

I'm building an empire I'm building with the stars in mind I'm building an empire That's one day gona scrape the sky

I'm building an empire I'm building with the stars in mind I'm building an empire That's one day gona scrape the sky

Grace O'Malley was a tough-ass 16th century Irish warrior chick who led a horde of broadsword-swinging Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that would dominate the coast of Ireland for a couple of decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught," this ginger gunslinger raided shipping vessels, battled English armies, conquered castles from rival Irish clans, and once traveled to London just so she could talk shit to Queen Elizabeth in person.

Grace O'Malley was a tough-ass 16th century Irish warrior chick who led a horde of broadsword-swinging Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that would dominate the coast of Ireland for a couple of decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught," this ginger gunslinger raided shipping vessels, battled English armies, conquered castles from rival Irish clans, and once traveled to London just so she could talk shit to Queen Elizabeth in person.

A silver coin from ancient Athens featuring an owl (symbol of the goddess Athena), an olive branch and an amphora for olive oil, symbols of Athens, Greece. (The J Paul Getty Museum)

A silver coin from ancient Athens featuring an owl (symbol of the goddess Athena), an olive branch and an amphora for olive oil, symbols of Athens, Greece. (The J Paul Getty Museum)