Elizabeth of Bohemia was the eldest daughter of King James the First of
England. A studious woman, who never married, she was an expert in
classical languages. It was due to poverty that she gave up all
thoughts of marriage, but her interests in the state of the human soul
and philosophy in general, eventually caused her to become a
correspondent to Descartes, after the philosopher had heard of
Elizabeth's interest in his book, Meditations on First Philosophy.
Eventually, Elizabeth entered a Protestant convent where she served as
an assistant to the abbess, then became an abbess herself. Her styles
of dress and hair varied greatly, and she was often represented by
artists of the time as a heroic or mythological being, including Diana
the Huntress. She was no power-hungry politician, but a thoughtful and
Click and bid on the auction of your choice, but only if you're registered!
If no auctions are listed, Refresh (Reload) this page.