Created by Suzi Clarke Ramirez was based on 16th century men's clothes, and I have now made two reproductions in velvet based on his costume from the film Highlander. The peacock feather cloak, (the peacock is a symbol of immortality!), had no origin in anything I could find, but is strongly reminiscent of various native clothes such as the Maori and Inuit ceremonial cloaks.

Created by Suzi Clarke Ramirez was based on 16th century men's clothes, and I have now made two reproductions in velvet based on his costume from the film Highlander. The peacock feather cloak, (the peacock is a symbol of immortality!), had no origin in anything I could find, but is strongly reminiscent of various native clothes such as the Maori and Inuit ceremonial cloaks.

Princess Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France and sister of Henry VIII

Princess Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France and sister of Henry VIII

Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister, is not to be confused with Mary Tudor, Henry's daughter, who is known as Bloody Mary. Henry's sister     was first married to Louis XII of France, much against her will. She was 19 at the time; Louis was 52. He only lived for 3 months after the wedding --  Mary then secretly married Charles Brandon, the Earl of Suffolk -- a close friend of Henry VIII's.

Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister, is not to be confused with Mary Tudor, Henry's daughter, who is known as Bloody Mary. Henry's sister was first married to Louis XII of France, much against her will. She was 19 at the time; Louis was 52. He only lived for 3 months after the wedding -- Mary then secretly married Charles Brandon, the Earl of Suffolk -- a close friend of Henry VIII's.

The idea of creating networks of members and sharing information dates back to the 16th century Italian Academies, which saw young scholars create nicknames for themselves and develop emblems and mottoes to form groups with which they exchanged information.

Facebook concept used by 16th century scholars

The idea of creating networks of members and sharing information dates back to the 16th century Italian Academies, which saw young scholars create nicknames for themselves and develop emblems and mottoes to form groups with which they exchanged information.

Hampton Court: You have to wonder how many Tudors, Elizabethans, Jacobeans looked out this window.  And what their thoughts were, their worries, their comforts.  All this, just from a 16th century window.

Hampton Court: You have to wonder how many Tudors, Elizabethans, Jacobeans looked out this window. And what their thoughts were, their worries, their comforts. All this, just from a 16th century window.

The death aged 37 of Mary Tudor, on this day 25th June 1533. The younger sister of Henry VIII and Queen Consort of France through her marriage to Louis XII. She was first buried at the abbey at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, but her body was moved to nearby St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds, when the abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries., ca. 1515 Mary Tudor closeup from portrait with Henry Brandon attributed to Jan Mabuse (Woburn Abbey - Woburn, Bedfordshire, England

The death aged 37 of Mary Tudor, on this day 25th June 1533. The younger sister of Henry VIII and Queen Consort of France through her marriage to Louis XII. She was first buried at the abbey at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, but her body was moved to nearby St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds, when the abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries., ca. 1515 Mary Tudor closeup from portrait with Henry Brandon attributed to Jan Mabuse (Woburn Abbey - Woburn, Bedfordshire, England

A stunning head garment produced by Louis Vuitton for the Spring 2014 collection.

A stunning head garment produced by Louis Vuitton for the Spring 2014 collection.

Tudor cloak (1570-90), Gloves (1600-30), & Hat (1600-10) .... now in The Museum of London, London Wall, London ....

Tudor cloak (1570-90), Gloves (1600-30), & Hat (1600-10) .... now in The Museum of London, London Wall, London ....

Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, architect Interior design for boiserie in the Louis the 16th style, 18th century

Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, architect Interior design for boiserie in the Louis the 16th style, 18th century

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