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Death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was very beautiful and it is said that Queen Elizabeth was jealous of her beauty.

Death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was very beautiful and it is said that Queen Elizabeth was jealous of her beauty.

The Death of King George VI, February 1952 (Yorkshire Evening Post) that made Princess Elizabeth a Queen.

The Death of King George VI, February 1952 (Yorkshire Evening Post) that made Princess Elizabeth a Queen.

The Countess di Castiglione caused a scandal by appearing at a 1857 costume ball at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as The Queen of Hearts, a thinly veiled allusion to the fact the she was currently the mistress of the emperor, Napoleon III. She was photographed in the costume by Pierre-Louis Pierson several years later, between 1861 and 1863, apparently wishing to preserve the scandal for posterity.

The Countess di Castiglione caused a scandal by appearing at a 1857 costume ball at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as The Queen of Hearts, a thinly veiled allusion to the fact the she was currently the mistress of the emperor, Napoleon III. She was photographed in the costume by Pierre-Louis Pierson several years later, between 1861 and 1863, apparently wishing to preserve the scandal for posterity.

Elizabeth I's locket ring, taken from her hand on upon her death in 1603, with a double portrait of herself and, probably, her mother, Anne Boleyn. (onthetudortrail.com)

Elizabeth I's locket ring, taken from her hand on upon her death in 1603, with a double portrait of herself and, probably, her mother, Anne Boleyn. (onthetudortrail.com)

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