The Pearl Necklace on the Famous Painting

 Violet Windham

Picture 1:

A beautiful portrait of the socialite Violet Windham from the Edwardian era, Lady Lakenfield. The wedding of Lord and Lady Lakenfield in 1911 was a major event in high society. Violet's father, Colonel Lawson, had just been elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Largette constituency. Her mother, Mrs. Beatrice Anson, was famous for founding an automobile association to promote women driving in the UK, a response to those who believed that cars should only be driven by men. Due to their many political and social connections, the Lakenfield wedding attracted a lot of attention. The couple later adopted two children, Peter and Elizabeth.



Duchess of York 

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The lady in the painting is the Duchess of York, painted by the renowned Hungarian artist Philip Alexius de László.




Henry VIII's first wife
Picture 3:
Catherine and her pet monkey.
Henry VIII's first wife was a Spanish princess, and they were married from 1509 to 1533. Henry VIII was fond of keeping monkeys as pets and even took a portrait with one. His second wife, Anne Boleyn, preferred dogs that could sing.




Queen Alexandra of Denmark
Picture 4:
Queen Alexandra of Denmark, the great-grandmother of the queen, wearing her coronation robe from 1902. She was one of the most beloved members of the British royal family, as the wife of King Edward VII. She remained the queen consort from 1901 to 1910, during which she became a widow after Edward VII's passing. This portrait is rich in the details of Edwardian-era high fashion and monarchy.
Queen Elizabeth I
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The figure in the painting is Queen Elizabeth I, who reigned from 1558 until her death in 1603. During the first half of her reign, she resisted pressure to marry, opting to remain single to avoid the risks of childbirth and the potential loss of political power to a husband.


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