Lisa de Gherardini from the book "I, Mona Lisa" (Jeanne Kalogridis) Lisa is a young and passionate girl longing for a life full of art and beauty, that being the daughter of a devotee of Savonarola, does not see how her life can change unless through marriage. Her life changes completely when Florence suffers a military coup. And to save her father and herself she needs to marry a man she does not love. *This is the wedding dress described in the book. c. 1495
Aethelflaed of Mercia, c. was the daughter of Alfred the Great. She was still a child when she was married to the heir of Mercia, Æthelred. Aethelflaed was a natural leader, and as a warrior, leading the Saxon army against the attacks of the Danes.