The captivating story of Tudor dress, its construction and symbolism, and the people who made and wore it
Exploring the fashions of one of the most talked about periods in history, Eleri Lynn explores the magnificent clothing seen in the iconic Tudor portrait paintings.From farthingales and ruffs, furs and jewels, codpieces and cloaks, and vast expanses of velvet and silk.
Handsomely illustrated, this sumptuous book contextualises Tudor dress within the buildings in which it was worn and fills in gaps in our knowledge of the period and its fascinating historical figures.
- Hardback book with 180 colour illustrations
- Eleri Lynn is a fashion historian and curator at Historic Royal Palaces.
The captivating story of Tudor dress
Explore Tudor dress construction and symbolism, and the people who made and wore it. This book presents new information about the fashions of the Tudor dynasty, offering fresh insight into their social and political milieu. Histories of Kings and Queens complement stories of unsung dressmakers, laundresses, and officials charged with maintaining and transporting the immense Tudor wardrobes from palace to palace. Evidence from rare surviving garments and textiles, original documents, fine and decorative art, and archaeological findings enhance our understanding of the Tudors and their courts. Handsomely illustrated, this sumptuous book contextualises Tudor dress within the buildings in which it was worn and fills in gaps in our knowledge of the period and its fascinating historical figures. Eleri Lynn is a fashion historian and curator at Historic Royal Palaces.
Tudor clothing was a way to communicate status and power and a way to get noticed in a Tudor court where fashion was the pinnacle of high society. In this fascinating book, Eleri Lynn talks the reader through the fashions of the Tudor dynasty and offers a fresh insight into the Tudors social and political milieu.
- Fashion history book
- Tudor fashions
- Author: Eleri Lynn, Historic Royal Palaces fashion historian and curator
- Fully illustrated
- History of Tudor court fashion
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