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Tudor Fashion

Eleri Lynn



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Yale University
04 August 2017
Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Textile design & theory; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Fashion & society
The captivating story of Tudor dress, its construction and symbolism, and the people who made and wore it The Tudor monarchs and their courtiers are some of the best-known figures in history. They continue, even today, to spark our curiosity and imagination. Their enduring popularity is no doubt partly due to the iconic portraits in which they are depicted in magnificent style, in farthingales and ruffs, furs and jewels, codpieces and cloaks, and vast expanses of velvet and silk. Far from being mere decoration, fashion was pivotal in the communication of status and power. It was used as a tool in securing and holding the tenuous Tudor throne and as a competitive weapon in the factions, intrigues and love-affairs of the court.

This book presents new information about the fashions of the Tudor dynasty, offering fresh insight into their social and political milieu. Histories of Kings and Queens complement stories of unsung dressmakers, laundresses, and officials charged with maintaining and transporting the immense Tudor wardrobes from palace to palace. Evidence from rare surviving garments and textiles, original documents, fine and decorative art, and archaeological findings enhance our understanding of the Tudors and their courts. Handsomely illustrated, this sumptuous book contextualises Tudor dress within the buildings in which it was worn and fills in gaps in our knowledge of the period and its fascinating historical figures.
By:   Eleri Lynn
Imprint:   Yale University
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 287mm,  Width: 238mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   1.408kg
ISBN:   9780300228274
ISBN 10:   0300228279
Series:   Historic Royal Palaces (YUP)
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   04 August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eleri Lynn is a fashion historian and curator at Historic Royal Palaces.

Reviews for Tudor Fashion

Lynn ably demonstrates the central importance of clothes: their meaning; manufacture; care; and legacy. Lavishly illustrated and engagingly written, it reveals the Tudors in a whole new light. -Tracy Borman, Historians Favourites 2017, BBC History Tudor Fashion is a beautifully illustrated book that presents an overview of the creation and function of clothing at the Tudor court. - Charlotte Bolland, Literary Review Beautifully presented book -Sidsel Frisch and Rosalind Mearns, The Journal of Dress History Winner of the 2019 Historians of British Art Award, a single-authored book with a subject before 1600 category

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