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Lady Mary Talbot is preparing to attend a night of dancing and entertainment at a royal masque. See her transformation from informal undress to full court dress and witness the many layers of clothing and careful arranging required to achieve the extreme fashions favoured by late 16th century courtiers. A silkwoman from London, Dorothy Speckhard, helps (and hinders) Lady Mary’s preparations with all manner of fancy goods (very like the ones she supplies to the queen) from her shop. Their discussions of starch, spangles and supportasses give a glimpse of the labour behind the luxury of aristocratic dress.

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“Fantastic showmanship”

Lisa Little, Strangers Hall Museum, Norwich
22 February 2015
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What The Tudor Tailor did next

The Tudor Tailor doesn’t know which way to turn. Jane and Ninya need readers’ and customers’ help to decide which project to publish in the coming year. There has been a great deal of ongoing research since The Tudor Child was born in March 2013 and all of it is producing exciting, ground-breaking information. Most of it is coming together around two main themes and this puts The Tudor Tailor in a quandary.