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'Portrait of a Young Woman in the style of Hans Holbein the Younger’ ~ showing the sitter wearing a 'French Hood'. The French hood is characterized by a rounded shape, contrasted with the angular "English" or gable hood. It is worn over a coif, and has a black veil attached to the back. It was introduced to England primarily by Anne Boleyn, who had been raised in France. Its use was thus subsequently rejected by Anne's successor, Jane Seymour, but returned to fashion after Jane's death.

In the early hours of March 24, 1603, Elizabeth I, By the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, died after 44 years and 127 days on the throne, thus ending the Tudor Dynasty.

Thrissur Pooram - the festival of elephants, firework, cultural performances, in short an event of incredible beauty - is celebrated in Kerala. Be there to experience the extraordinary with #indebo #india