"Messalina was an extremely beautiful girl"

Public Domain"Messalina" by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1900-1901 - Credit: Jan Sedlak
Valeria Messalina (c.20-48 AD) was the second cousin of Caligula. She became Claudius's third wife in 37 or 38 AD. She is a more significant character in Claudius the God.

Messalina went on to bear Claudius two children, but she was later executed for her infidelities and alleged involvement in plots against him.


Messalina with her son, Britannicus, The Louvre
Public DomainMessalina with her son, Britannicus, The Louvre - Credit: mistersunshine