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Detail of a herald in a tabard of the arms of John Talbot, earl of Shrewsbury, with the arms of his wife, Margaret Beauchamp, in pretence, holding a flagpole. Origin:France, N. (Rouen) Attribution:Talbot Master British Library Collection

Mary Tudor, Henry's sister, detail from her marriage portrait to Charles Brandon, 1515 - she was considered to be one of the great beauties of Europe in her time and Henry VIII's favourite sister.

from Mental Floss

Anatomy of 14th Century Bubonic Plague Hazmat Suits

Worn during the middle ages, the beak was thought to protect the doctor from the plague.

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853-1920), after her marriage with prince Alfred, the second son of queen Victoria, duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and duchess of Edinburgh | Gustav Richter (1873)