The television series Wolf Hall adapted from Hilary Mantel’s novels features Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, servant to King Henry VIII played by Damien Lewis
The V&A Museum London is asking people with an interest to donate and help save ‘Wolsey’s Angels’, 4 Renaissance style sculptures with an amazing survival story
Costume, with the influence of fashion, fulfills many of our aesthetic dreams and is a worthy medium for creative expression reflecting a culture and its social growth.
In Fine Style at the Queen’s Gallery explores the costume worn by British monarchs during the 16th and 17th centuries through portraits in the Royal Collection
In the great traditions of those who chronicle history Peter Ackroyd’s The History of England is rich and eloquent in its prose, especially Volume II: Tudors
Elizabeth 1 was the ultimate feminist, fashioning herself and her kingdom into a major world power by believing in the qualities of the men who surrounded her
Nonesuch Palace Henry VIII’s favourite haven was a heaven on earth according to excavations carried out by archaeologists 1959-60 of the site where it had stood
Fashion imposed on costume dictates and reflects the changes and concerns of a society in any one place at any one time. During the 15th and 16th century in Italy an outpouring of art and economic growth was reflected in the textiles worn. There were rich tapestries, brocades with gold…