Odette de Champdivers (also known as Oudine or Odinette; about 1390 - d. was the mistress of Charles VI of France (the Mad). She was called la petite reine ("the little queen") by Charles and contemporaries.
Orange-sellers, cross-dressers, actresses and spies. Inspired by Madonna's biopic of Wallis Simpson, currently being filmed in London, we give you a gallery of the most fascinating royal mistresses in British history.
Elizabeth Blount who was better known by her nickname of "Bessie", was a mistress of Henry VIII of England. and the mother of his illegitimate son, Henry FitzRoy (Henry "Son of the King") who became the Duke of Richmond.