The tall, pointed headdress we associate with fairytale princesses is called a “hennin.” They were all the rage in the mid-15th century, especially in France, where fashionable ladies wore hennins 3 feet tall with a veil attached to the tip. A woman could fold the veil under one arm or let it float behind her like angel wings when she walked. To accentuate the look, she’d tuck as much of her hair as she could inside the hennin and then shave off stray strands from her forehead and temples.
Cary Elwes, John Cleese, Sean Connery and Russell Crowe all have played what role on screen?
A) King Henry VIII
C) Robin Hood
D) Sherlock Holmes
Previous answer: Albert Bond Lambert won a silver medal in golf at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis.
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