Sunday 27 October 2019

Sunday Selfie

I remember reading, over two years ago, that a lost piece of Tudor clothing had been discovered in a small Welsh church, and I have been waiting ever since for it to go on display. Thus, here is a picture of me looking very excited with it this afternoon.

The Bacton Altar Cloth is cloth-of-silver, dated from the reign of Elizabeth I. That makes it fairly likely to have been part of Elizabeth's wardrobe, because cloth-of-silver was reserved for the royals. Some of the curators have speculated that this is the skirt of the dress, the bodice of which can be seen in the famous Rainbow Portrait. I'm not completely convinced but the patterning is very similar.

It was a delightful afternoon of geekery. 

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