Sunday, 21 April 2013

Tailoring the Tudors

The Tudors had a taste for luxury and this was definitely also the case when it came to what they wore. Henry VIII is infamous for his dark furs, Mary I loved to change her dresses and Elizabeth had over 60 wigs when she died! These books will guide you through the fashion of the Tudors:

In Fine Style: the Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion
     by Anna Reynolds

The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress
     by Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila

Tudor Costume and Fashion
     by Herbert Norris

The Tudor Child: Clothing and Culture 1485 - 1625
     by Jane Huggett,  Jane Malcolm-Davies, Perry Michael and Ninya Mikhaila 

Clothes (Tudor Life)
     by Liz Gogerly

The King's servants: Men's Dress at the Accession of Henry VIII
     by Jane Malcolm-Davies, C. Johnson and Ninya Mikhaila

The Queen's Servants: Gentlewomen's Dress at the Accession of Henry VIII
     by Caroline Johnson

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlocked
     by Janet Arnold

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