Sunday 26 March 2023

Evidence for The Typical Tudors' clothing

tudor wall painting

Please note, this event has already occurred. However, you can still purchase a ticket to watch the video by clicking on the button below.

Dr Kathy Davies was scheduled to speak at the Missing Persons conference in October 2022 but she unfortunately caught Covid and couldn't come to the courtroom to give her witness statement. The Tudor Tailor invited Kathy to present her paper and discuss Tudor wall paintings as a source of evidence for ordinary dress in an online event on Sunday 26 March 2023.

Ticketholders who attended the Missing Persons conference in Nottingham or people who purchased a ticket for the online event can watch the recording free of charge. Please contact for more details. 

Tickets to access the recording are available for £25 using the button below. Please note that a link is sent out by email after purchase. This can take up to 24 hours to process.



Welcome – Jane & Ninya


Who is Dr Kathy Davies?
How she began studying vernacular architecture, her work in buildings conservation, and her doctoral research into secular wall paintings


Best dress or everyday dress in Tudor wall paintings
Dr Kathy Davies presents her Missing Persons conference paper followed by questions and discussion


Refreshment break


Wall painting evidence for The Typical Tudor
Jane and Ninya share details from The Prodigal Son, an amazing survival at a private residence in Hertfordshire, as well as looking at evidence for ordinary people’s dress in a range of other wall paintings included in the book


What do you think you wore? The blue coat
Hear how the Tudor Tailor team uses evidence from primary sources to create reconstructions of everyday 16th century dress


Final comments and questions


Thanks & close