The Tudor Tailor
Pastes and Powderings: A Gentlewoman’s Wardrobe 1485-1520
The Tudor Tailor team has been doing some detective work on the likely wardrobe of a gentlewoman at the court of young Henry VIII. Their investigations have involved detailed scrutiny of more than 200 sixteenth century documents and an extensive survey of pictorial reference.
In this entertaining talk two presenters will provide an insight into the frustrations of deciphering dog Latin in ancient handwriting and photographing effigies in dark corners of remote churches. It also features a dressing demonstration showing the layers required to create the fashionable silhouette for Dorathie Lenthorpe, a gentlewoman dressed at the King’s expense in 1514.
The Tudor Tailor team includes: Dr. Jane Malcolm-Davies,
Ninya Mikhaila, Lucy Capito and Caroline Johnson
2:30pm and 4:00pm | Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)
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