A History of Royal Fashion








Last updated on April 25, 2024 6:43 am

Explore how British royalty have influenced fashion over the last 500 years, from the Tudors to the Windsors.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those who have an interest in fashion history and/or the Royals. No prior knowledge is required

all learners are welcome.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1 – Step into the square shoes of the Tudors and see how their lavish clothes were designed to project power, wealth and control

Week 2 – The Stuarts are centre stage to showcase how they dressed for leisure and influenced new trends through performance in an increasing time of conflict

Week 3 – Explore the glamorous Georgians, their century of economic and social change, extreme fashions and an era marked by very public and very private monarchs

Week 4 – Move into the reign of Queen Victoria, her own changing wardrobe and how technological advancements took fashion forwards

Week 5 – Welcome to the 20th century where the Windsors balance royal fashion with diplomacy and expectations in an era of mass media and celebrity

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Assess the significance of fashion and clothing to individual and collective British royals

Identify key fashion developments from the sixteenth century to the present day

Reflect on how and why fashions have changed

Explore the significance of different primary sources for understanding fashion history

Develop an understanding of the history of British monarchs, their family and their reigns

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