The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection Back at Mary Rose Museum

| June 7, 2011

The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection Back at Mary Rose Museum

Just to let you know that The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection is now back on view at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. Here are the details:- The Tudors – Courtly Couture Collection Monday 6th June – Friday 30th September Royal gowns worn in the hit TV series “The Tudors” are now back on display […]

The Tudors Courtly Wedding Collection – 10th May to 30th May at Portsmouth Cathedral

| April 28, 2011

The Tudors Courtly Wedding Collection – 10th May to 30th May at Portsmouth Cathedral

I’ve just had the following press release from The Mary Rose Appeal regarding a special “The Tudors – Courtly Wedding Collection” exhibition which is to take place in May at Portsmouth Cathedral in the UK. Here are the details:- The Tudors – Courtly Wedding Collection Tuesday 10th May – Monday 30th May At Portsmouth Cathedral […]

The Tudors Finale – Death of a Monarchy

| April 4, 2011

The Tudors Finale – Death of a Monarchy

BBC 2 aired the final “The Tudors” episode on Saturday night in the UK and I must admit to being very moved watching it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and breathed a satisfied sigh as the credits rolled, I felt that it was a fitting end to the series. I know that it has its inaccuracies […]

The Tudors Season 4 Episode 10 – Death of a Monarchy

| April 4, 2011

The Tudors Season 4 Episode 10 – Death of a Monarchy

Setting: Winter 1546/1547 Opening scene – A white horse runs towards the camera, as Henry VIII speaks “When we compare the present life of man on earth with that time of which we have no knowledge, it seems to me like the swift flight of a single sparrow through a banqueting hall on a winter’s […]

The Tudors Costumes

| March 31, 2011

The Tudors Costumes

In an article entitled “Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill” in the fashion section of today’s Telegraph newspaper, Joan Bergin, costumer designer for “The Tudors” TV series, discusses how she “looked to Holbein, Degas and the Rolling Stones to create more than 2,000 lavish outfits for the hit series”, as well as studying the reports of […]

The Tudors Season 4 Episode 9 – Secrets of the Heart

| March 28, 2011

Setting 1545-1546 Whitehall Palace, London 1545 – A groom gets the ageing Henry VIII an eye glass to help him read. Lord Hertford arrives with news from France – Surrey has lost over 600 men, including his captains and gentlemen. The King does not comment. The King meets with his council to discuss Surrey’s defeat. […]

The Tudors Season 1 Episode 4 – His Majesty the King

| March 25, 2011

The Tudors Season 1 Episode 4 – His Majesty the King

Setting: 1521 Henry VIII bids farewell to his sister, Princess Margaret, and her escort, Charles Brandon. An upset Margaret asks Henry to remember his promise to her, that she would be free to marry a man of her choice after the death of the King of Portugal. Henry asks Brandon to take care of his […]

The Tudors Season 1 Episode 3 – Wolsey, Wolsey, Wolsey!

| March 23, 2011

The Tudors Season 1 Episode 3 – Wolsey, Wolsey, Wolsey!

Setting: 1521 The episode opens with a rehearsal of the Chateau Vert pageant, organised by Master Cornysh, which appears to be a complete disaster. The King tells Charles Brandon that he wants him to escort his sister, the Princess Margaret, and her dowry to Lisbon because she is going to marry the King of Portugal. […]