Missing Persons Online

Evidence for The Typical Tudors' clothing

Dr Kathy Davies was scheduled to speak at the Missing Persons conference in October 2022 but she unfortunately caught Covid and couldn't come to the courtroom to give her witness statement. The Tudor Tailor invited Kathy to present her paper and discuss Tudor wall paintings as a source of evidence for ordinary dress in an online event on Sunday 26 March 2023.

Ticketholders who attended the Missing Persons conference in Nottingham or people who purchased a ticket for the online event can watch the recording free of charge. Please contact jane@tudortailor.com for more details. 

Anyone else who would like to participate in the event can buy a pass to access the recording for £25 using the button below:



Welcome – Jane & Ninya


Who is Dr Kathy Davies?
How she began studying vernacular architecture, her work in buildings conservation, and her doctoral research into secular wall paintings


Best dress or everyday dress in Tudor wall paintings
Dr Kathy Davies presents her Missing Persons conference paper followed by questions and discussion


Refreshment break


Wall painting evidence for The Typical Tudor
Jane and Ninya share details from The Prodigal Son, an amazing survival at a private residence in Hertfordshire, as well as looking at evidence for ordinary people’s dress in a range of other wall paintings included in the book


What do you think you wore? The blue coat
Hear how the Tudor Tailor team uses evidence from primary sources to create reconstructions of everyday 16th century dress


Final comments and questions


Thanks & close