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Fashionable Quotes: A letter to Henry VIII

“beseeching you to be [a] good lord to my lady…that she may have some raiment for she hath neither gown, not kirtle nor sleeves, nor railes, nor body stitchets, nor handkerchiefs, nor mufflers nor biggins.

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Fashion History


Class is in session! While we have some A+ vinas in app, there are a few women from history that we would swipe right for… 520 more words


Portrait Propaganda

In our age of the internet and celebrity formed almost entirely through carefully curated images it’s easy to forget that this idea far out dates Instagram and Youtube. 555 more words

Susana's Adventures in England: Charlecote Park

In my mind, Charlecote Park will always be associated with buses—and the frustration of trying to find the one you need to take you to your destination. 1,367 more words

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A Fair Lady is Born

Between 3 and 4pm on the afternoon of Sunday 7 September 1533 in the 25th year of King Henry VIII’s reign Queen Anne Boleyn was delivered of a ‘fair lady’ ie daughter at the King’s Manor at Greenwich. 711 more words

Anne Boleyn

7th September 1533. 'Good Queen Bess?'

Much of what we knew about Queen Elizabeth I came through the Victorian ‘heroic and adulatory prism’ of history school, particularly the 17thc ‘fawning glosses’ of Robert Norton, translator of William Camden’s ‘Annales’. 511 more words


Elizabeth I 

On this day in 1533 my fellow Virgo and one of my favourite queens was born. Elizabeth Tudor reigned in England for 45 glorious years and was an inspirational woman who maintained her independence and power in a male dominated society.