Project Description

Key Stages 2 and 3

45 minutes

The Commandery

£1.50 per pupil per session

Tudor Clothes and Costume is a practical demonstration during which pupils will learn how people’s social status was reflected in their clothing; how the Sumptuary Laws dictated the attire of every person in the country from the King to the lowest
servant; the daily care of clothing; the kinds of duties that servants performed; how rich children were socially educated; and the changing courtly fashions that reflected the monarch on the throne and political alliances.

Our sessions are full of handling opportunities and hands-on activities and in this activity selected pupils will be given the opportunity to dress in reproduction Tudor clothing.

Amanda Fretwell
afretwell@worcestershire.gov.uk
01905 361821

Bumroll, Farthingale, Stays, Lacings, Ruff, Jerkin, Breeches, Shift, Overgown, Italianate, Tunic, Bodice.