Mysterious woman in Royal Collection portrait identified as Mary Boleyn

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The painting Portrait of a Woman, which has been identified as Mary Boleyn - Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020
The painting Portrait of a Woman, which has been identified as Mary Boleyn – Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020

It has been in the Royal Collection for hundreds of years, catalogued anonymously as a “Portrait of a Woman”, possibly copied from a lost picture by Hans Holbein, court painter to Henry VIII. Now its sitter has been identified as Mary Boleyn, the king’s beguiling mistress and sister of his beheaded second wife Anne. 

The new research firmly links the picture to a set of 14 “Beauties” that decorated Queen Anne’s Bathing Room at Windsor Castle 300 years ago – only to be separated in the 19th century because it looked so different from the others. 

Although the pictures were each painted in the 17th century and have similar gilt frames, this one seemed the odd-one-out because the sitter is in 16th-century dress. The other

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Miranda Lambert Shared an Update on “Glamping” Life in Her New Airstream Trailer

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  • Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin recently purchased an Airstream trailer to add to their collection.
  • Miranda shared a peek into the pair’s most recent travels on Instagram.

    Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin are putting their newest family member to work!

    On Monday, May 18, Miranda took to Instagram to share a sneak peek into the couple’s Airstream adventures. “Hey y’all. Just an update on glamp life,” she began in the caption. “We spent the last week taking #TheSherrif on his first road trip. We camped our way to see our NY family.”

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    The country singer went on to share that the road trip took six days to travel 1,000 miles through four states. “Nashville to Pigeon Forge,

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    Hobby Lobby Sues Christie’s, Wants Us to Feel Sorry for Them

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    In March, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about how Steve Green, the CEO of Hobby Lobby and President of Museum of the Bible, plans to return 11,500 illicit Iraqi and Egyptian artifacts currently owned by the company or museum to their countries of origin. Among this vast collection of undocumented items that the museum was voluntarily returning is the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet an ancient clay tablet that, among other things, records part of history’s oldest creation story. One detail Green left out of the story? The tablet had been seized on September 24, 2019 by the Department of Homeland Security and Homeland Security Investigations. Now, Hobby Lobby wants the $1.6 million it spent on the tablet back.

    On May 19, 2020 Hobby Lobby filed a lawsuit against world renowned auction house Christie’s and a dealer identified as “John Doe” alleging that both parties deceived Hobby Lobby about the

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    Happy Birthday, Grace Jones! 18 Times the Fearless Pop Icon Broke the Beauty Mold

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    Happy 70th Birthday, Grace Jones! The Pop Icon’s Best Beauty Looks

    <div class="caption"> 1983 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1983

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    <div class="caption"> 1979 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Shutterstock</cite>

    1979

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    <div class="caption"> 1985 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1985

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    <div class="caption"> 1997 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1997

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    <div class="caption"> 1978 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1978

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    <div class="caption"> <em>Vamp</em>, 1986 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Everett Collection</cite>

    Vamp, 1986

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    <div class="caption"> With Naomi Campbell, 1990 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    With Naomi Campbell, 1990

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    <div class="caption"> 1980 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1980

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    <div class="caption"> 1987 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1987

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    <div class="caption"> 1987 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1987

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    <div class="caption"> <em>Conan the Destroyer</em>, 1984 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Everett Collection</cite>

    Conan the Destroyer, 1984

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    <div class="caption"> 1989 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1989

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    <div class="caption"> 1987 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1987

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    <div class="caption"> 1980 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1980

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    <div class="caption"> 1990 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1990

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    <div class="caption"> 1987 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1987

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    <div class="caption"> 1979 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    1979

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    <div class="caption"> 2001 </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

    2001

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    Grace Jones, who turns 72 today, isn’t just a “slave to the rhythm”—but to her inimitable aesthetic vision as well. Meticulously crafted and ever-evolving in collaboration with French master creator and ex-paramour Jean-Paul Goude, the singer’s Afrofuturist image is as integral to her character as her sultry contralto and subversive stage presence. And while her Cubist fashion,

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