Festival talks by Tracy Borman

65. FASHIONING THE TUDORS: DRESS AND DISPLAY IN THE 16th CENTURY COURT

Tracy Borman will curate a morning of talks and demonstrations covering the discovery of a replica of one of Elizabeth I’s dresses, the jewellery worn by Henry VIII’s six wives, a discussion about mobilising the Tudor Court for such spectacular events as the Field of the Cloth of Gold, and a demonstration of dressing for court.

9.30 Fashioning the Tudors – Introduction Tracy Borman

9.35-10.15 Elizabeth I’s Dress Eleri Lynn

10.15-10.55 Dressing for Court Mark Wallis

10.55 Coffee

11.25-12.05 Jewellery of the Six Wives Nicola Tallis

12.05-12.45 Portable Palaces: Tudor Royal Tents and The Field of Cloth of Gold Charles Farris

12.45 Wrap and questions Tracy Borman

 

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32. HENRY VIII AND THE MEN WHO MADE HIM

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Henry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, but his relationships with the men who surrounded him reveal much about his beliefs, behaviour and character. Tracy Borman will provide a new perspective by analysing Henry through the men in his life. His cruelty and ruthlessness are infamous, but his fierce loyalty towards those he trusted indicates that he was never the one-dimensional monster of popular belief.

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