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Maybe She’s Not “House of Tudor” but “House of Slytherin”?

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Image by Mr. Muggles via Flickr

A painting of Liz I hanging in the National Portrait Gallery has revealed a secret after almost 400 years. Instead of the typical posy, the queen originally was holding something more sinister. What was it, and what was its meaning?

Update: Another interesting article about it here, with a better close-up shot.

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