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Happy Tudor Halloween!: the Flat Hood

Bloody Mary’s Hood of Preference So let us wring our hands and shine the flashlight under our chins while your Blog Hostess spins the final chapter of the Tudor England headresses. The Flat Hood is last in the “hood evolution,” … 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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