Mary Queen of Scots Historical depiction of Mary Queen of Scots arriving to visit her sick husband, Lord Darnley, in Edinburgh, February 1567. Only a few hours later the body of Lord Darnley and his valet would be found strangled in a nearby orchard. Suspicion fell on the Earl of Bothwell, and upon Mary herself. http://www.finelifeart.com/mary-queen-of-scots/
Tudor fashion of the mid-fifteen hundreds was influenced heavily by fashions of Italy and France. In this fashion plate depicting Catherine de Medici, the sleeves emerging from a puff or roll at the top and rapidly becoming close-fitting down to the cuff were called "French sleeves" in England.