Category Archives: Tudors

Showtimes The Tudors ,a love/ hate relationship .

The Tudors series by showtime  has had a mixed reception ,,roughly  split between  academics ,historians and costumers who hate it and everyone else who loves it .I was really excited when I heard the series would be on initially, but … Continue reading

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Tudor clothing layers

A very quick post to explain the layers and terms used in Tudor clothing for anyone wanting a quick guide on how to wear a costume they may have bought  or hired for an event.This is not an academic guide … Continue reading

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Tudor Headresses

A few photos from our Etsy shoot today as they show some of the more unusual Tudor headresses Not the most elegant photo ever but heres the front view The historical references are these images I also photographed my faux … Continue reading

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Lucy Locket lost her Pocket,,A short look at a forgotton treasure

(http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/pocket-112116) The almost forgotten rhyme “Lucy locket lost her pocket ,Kitty fisher found it ,not a penny was there in it but the binding round it ” Is the only remaining record in popular culture of a little known yet … Continue reading

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Tudor and Elizabethan clothing research sources

I have been planning my new years wardrobes ,I always like to have some central theme or historical figure in mind as  it then makes it easier to focus detailed research on the gowns ,head dresses  etc.My usual choice is … Continue reading

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Artifacts,privacy and Morality ponderings on King Richard III ,the Brontes and Eva Peron

I  always feel that historians ,anthropologists and archeologists can have a slightly schizophrenic attitude to the dead ,wanting to study their lives in detail yet mindful these were real people.They are also  forced to make decisions of what is and … Continue reading

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Anne of Cleves ,not as bad as shes painted

The Lady seems to have had a bad press ,Henry’s wives tend to be used to embody almost every female stereotype that exists ,The faithful ,longsuffering wife,, Catherine of Aragon ,,the adventuress and other woman ,,Ann Bolyne, the  chaste ,gentle … Continue reading

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