WOMEN AND BLACK LEGEND

The study of the black legend of six great women in history: Cleopatra VII, Valeria Messalina, Theodora of Byzantium, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth Bathory and Catherine II of Russia. The origin of the murmurs and their evolution over time.

CLEOPATRA

Bust sculpture of Cleopatra VII.
[1]Image taken from the post: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Bust_of_Cleopatra_VII_-Altes_MuseumBerlinGermany_2017(3).jpg

“ Shame of the Nile, the fatal Erinya of Lazio, shameless for the misfortune of Rome, in addition of possessing a sinister and lewd beauty. “
Marco Anneo Lucano

MESSALINA

Bust sculpture of Valeria Messalina.
[2]Image taken from the post: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messalina

“ Messalina not only exhibited her own debauchery, also forced other women to be equally reckless. “
Dió Cassi

TEODORA

Mosaic of Theodora of Byzantium.
[3]Image taken from the post:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodora_(6th_century

“ Her perversity was so perverse that she should have hidden not only the usual part of her person, as other women do, but also her face. “
Procopio de Cesarea

ELIONOR

Medieval painting of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
[4]Image taken from the post: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonor_de_Aquitania">https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonor_de_Aquitania

“ It was because of her lewdness that Lluis abandoned his wife, who did not behave like a queen but rather like a whore. ”
Felip II de França

BATHORY

Oil painting of Elizabeth Bathory.
[5]Image taken from the post:
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erzs%C3%A9bet_B%C3%A1thory

“ Three hundred years ago, Elizabeth Bathory raped and massacred six hundred and fifty peasant girls and bathed in her blood. ”
Dacre Stoker

CATALINA

Painting of Catherine the Great of Russia.
[6]Image taken from the article:
https://ast.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalina_II_de_Rusia

“ A woman is always a woman and, in women’s government, the pussy has more influence than a firm policy guided by a logical reason. “
Frederick II de Prússia