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The History of Costume in England

Why do we love fancy dress?

  • QUEEN ELIZABETH AND ROBERT DUDLEY – THE REAL STORY

    Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley were certainly emotionally dependent on each other throughout their lives, but were they ever really lovers?

  • ELIZABETH I MAKEUP TUTORIAL

    Join Fashion Historian Amber Butchart and Makeup Artist Rebecca Butterworth as we show you how to create an Elizabeth I-inspired look at home.

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