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A very Tudor Halloween: the French Hood

The crescent-shaped French hood, made popular in the cultural zeitgeist again thanks to the popularity of the Tudors in film and on TV is an easy Halloween hairpiece. Continue reading

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christmas chaplets on “the Tudors”

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As it turns out, the best (and only) examples of historical chaplets are actually from modern-day film and TV. Good news too because it just so happens that I fucking love TV…I know those aren’t things you’re supposed to admit … Continue reading

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the Chaplet: more historical royal headgear

A chaplet is a wreath or garland of leaves and/or flowers worn like a coronet. Often times it is bestowed as a mark of honor or a symbol of esteem, an evolution of the Roman corrolla or corrollæ, chaplets made … Continue reading

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the Flat hood: Tudor headgear III

It’s name leaving nothing to the imagination, this hood had flat top yet angular sides. It is supposedly the love-child of the English Hood and French Hood. Observe the “earlier style” Cecila Heron, Saint Thomas More‘s daughter, and Anne Cressacre … Continue reading

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the English Hood: Tudor-Era Headgear part II

[segway! from the trés obvious lead-in from the previous post on the French hood] its cross-Channel-cousin was (oh, irony of ironies) the English hood. That angular contraption of birdhousy geometric sensibilities that seems to imply self-castigation or taking up vows … Continue reading

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the French Hood: Tudor-Era Headgear part I

It occurred to me that Halloween is encroaching rapidly and if you’re like me, you’d prefer to dress in period costume! Well, I know we all didn’t spend WAY too many duckets on an 18 inch-high Marie Antoinette wig. Okay, … Continue reading

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