"Tudor Fashion" by Eleri Lynn

Tudor Fashion Eleri Lynn

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
24 Aug 2021
ISBN:
9780300260588
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
208 pages: 267 x 216mm
Illustrations:
180 color illus.
Sales territories:
World

The paperback edition of this captivating story of Tudor dress, and the people who made and wore it

The Tudors 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 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. This paperback edition of Tudor Textiles presents insights into the fashions of the Tudor dynasty. 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 contextualizes Tudor dress and fills in gaps in our knowledge of the period and its fascinating historical figures.

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