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So many french hoods used as head bands. Tudor headdresses WERE NOT HEADBANDS. //Mary Tudor’s Green Gown (The Tudors, 2007)

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Replica of Mary Tudor's wedding gown. Consisting of a mantle of brocaded cloth of gold, bordered with pearls and diamonds of great size, and lined with ermine. The dress was also gold smothered with the same precious stones, and the underskirt of white satin embroidered of silver. The French hood in black velvet was surmounted by a double row of large diamonds. 1554

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Elizabeth Taylor owned this teardrop-shaped pearl, it was once the property of both Anne Boelyn and Queen Mary Tudor of England. This stunning pearl is worth between $2 million and $3 million today. Richard Burton bought it at an auction in 1969 for $37,000, outbidding a member of the Spanish Royal family.

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Fashions of the Tudor Court - The French Hood

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