1540 Margaret Lee, Lady-in-Waiting to Anne Boleyn by Hans Holbein the Younger (Metropolitan Museum)

This Holbein portrait shows a stern-looking Margaret Lee, a Lady-in-Waiting to Anne Boleyn. She wears a red, Tudor, rose.

Her Wikipedia article is here.

The head strap holding Margaret Lee's French hood is plainly visible. Her dress is rather plain, using aiglets for decoration. She does wear a magnificently jeweled French hood, a medallion, and rings to convey her status. White clothing was also reserved for the affluent because laundering was so difficult.

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