September 27, 2023
Michaelmas at the end of September was a traditional quarter day in the Tudor calendar. It was when rents were paid and people were given their wages. It was a good time to plan food for the winter and Christmas expenditure.
August 29, 2023
Jane and Ninya are pleased to announce that thanks to the interest and excitement over their discovery of an original 16th century farthingale sleeve, The Tudor Tailor will soon have kits for making them available.
July 27, 2023
The Tudor Tailor’s recent ‘forensic’ investigation of the farthingale sleeve and its silk oversleeve has provided fascinating new information about their construction.
June 29, 2023
Translating Groningen's textile treasures The Tudor Tailor online shop now has its very last 15 copies of the late Hanna Zimmerman’s book Textiel in Context. It reports the discoveries made when the city of Groningen
March 23, 2023
The Tudor Tailor team has been hard at work producing new sewing patterns to make it easier to reconstruct two typical 16th century garments: men’s jerkins and women’s smocks. The patterns showcase the new,
February 23, 2023
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 has
December 8, 2022
The Typical Tudor is now available to buy online in The Tudor Tailor’s Etsy store at £58 plus P&P. The good news is that readers in the UK and US still have a chance to
August 21, 2022
Jane and Ninya met last week to work on details for the courtroom drama and gala evening in Nottingham on Sunday 23 October 2022. The big news is that for any would-be attendees who are
July 25, 2022
Plans have been progressing for the Missing Persons conference in October. News from Nottingham is that a mystery witness has been summoned to appear in front of the judge, jury and spectators on Sunday 23
May 19, 2021
French hoods are international television Starz ... The Tudor Tailor’s French hoods are set to star in a forthcoming television series focusing on Queen Elizabeth’s early life. Becoming Elizabeth is currently in production for Starz,
April 7, 2021
More dress for your dollars! The findings from The Tudor Tailor’s database of 55,000 items of dress and accessories have proved more wide-ranging and more detailed than Jane and Ninya anticipated. It has been possible
December 5, 2020
Work continues apace on The Typical Tudor: reconstructing everyday 16th century dress, which is set for publication early in 2021. This month Jane and Ninya are excited to launch the second episode in the accompanying