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Queen Elizabeth I’s long-lost skirt to go on display after being found on a church altar in Herefordshire

A piece of fabric described as the Holy Grail of fashion history will become one of the star attractions at Hampton Court Palace after it was identified as the only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.

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A life in fashion: Alexander McQueen, the foul-mouthed hooligan of the catwalk who loved to shock

Alexander McQueen 1998 collection was a nod to 17th Century fashion in Marie Antoinette-style designs

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This crown was created in 1856 by Russian Court Jewelers & made from silver & diamonds for Alexander II's wife, Maria Alexandrovna, who later presented it to her beloved daughter-in-law Dagmar-Minnie-Marie Feodorovna.

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A Guide to Visiting London's Hampton Court Palace

Another special venue in which to experience music is the amazing Tudor chapel at Hampton Court Palace. Sitting gazing at the stunning celestial blue ceiling, peppered with gold stars, is like looking up into the heavens. This has been an inspirational place since Henry VIII was on the throne. See the nearby deer park, walk by the Thames and in the gardens, lose yourself in the maze, see the Real Tennis Court, but most of all, attend evensong in the chapel, to experience its special…

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Milnes Court, Edinburgh, Scotland. - (explore your biking wanderlust on www.motorcyclescotland.com)

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A dress fit for a Samhain Queen or a Fire Goddess... Designs by Tex Saverio #faerie OML LOVE THIS

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Law Courts, Strand, London, late 19th century. The Royal Courts of Justice were built between 1873 and 1882. The Victorian Gothic style building was designed by George Edmund Street, a solicitor who became an architect. Stereoscopic card detail.

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17th Century Bed, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Silk damask in dip dyed blue, used for hangings on a late 17th Century English Bed. www.humphriesweaving.co.uk

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Henry VIII's tapestries at Hampton Court palace. Tapestries were so expensive that one was worth the same amount as a warship like the Mary Rose. These are made using silver and gold threads.

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Three centuries of Russian court jewellery is unveiled in Jewels of the Romanovs book

JEWELRY OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY IMPERIAL RUSSIA

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