The Secrets of Six Wardrobes, Fashions of Henry’s Wives

Thursday 5 October
Castle Hill Baptist Church

At the royal Tudor court, dress was one of the primary ways of demonstrating power and status. Tudor eyes saw it as a tangible representation of the virtue and magnificence of the wearer. In such an age, the clothing choices of Henry’s wives are symbolic and meaningful. They detail their rise and fall, their rivalries, their triumphs, and even their sophistication and scholarship.

In this new talk, Eleri Lynn will share the secrets of the royal wardrobes of Henry’s six wives. Research from inventories, archives and warrants will shed intimate light on some of history’s most famous women.

Eleri is a fashion historian and author: she has curated exhibitions for Historic Royal Palaces and the Victoria and Albert Museum and is a Trustee of the Royal School of Needlework. Eleri is the author of Tudor Textiles and Tudor Fashion.

Tickets £12.00


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