April 21st, 2013

Golden Hair

The Queen's Servants

The Queen's Servants:  Gentlewomen's dress at the accession of Henry VIII by Caroline Johnson

Which is about what can be deduced about clothing at the court from the materials we have.  There are no surviving garments, pictorial evidence is scanty, and we have only a limited subset of the warrants -- authorizing clothes -- and account books -- listing the expenses.
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