Statue of Richard the Lionheart, outside the Houses of Parliament, London

Statue of Richard the Lionheart, outside the Houses of Parliament, London

Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of rare talent and one of England’s best queens | History Extra

Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of rare talent and one of England’s best queens | History Extra

During the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth I passed a series of strict laws relating to dress codes. The laws ensured that people across the social spectrum dressed according to their rank and class. At this time, England was importing great quantities of luxury fabrics, and the Queen expressed concern that her subjects were spending too much money on 'unnecessary foreign wares' and 'vain devices'.

During the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth I passed a series of strict laws relating to dress codes. The laws ensured that people across the social spectrum dressed according to their rank and class. At this time, England was importing great quantities of luxury fabrics, and the Queen expressed concern that her subjects were spending too much money on 'unnecessary foreign wares' and 'vain devices'.

Portrait of the Princes in the Tower, King Edward V and Richard, Duke of York by Paul Delaroche. They disappeared in 1483, their remains found in 1674.

Portrait of the Princes in the Tower, King Edward V and Richard, Duke of York by Paul Delaroche. They disappeared in 1483, their remains found in 1674.

Odds: A brilliant daily blog about life in the past in the East End of London. Fabulous photos and vignettes.

Odds: A brilliant daily blog about life in the past in the East End of London. Fabulous photos and vignettes.

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