January 17th, 2014

Warrior Weasel

Henry VIII's bed

I've been thinking strongly about finishing the Henry VIII style gown this year and I have been collecting images about clothing in 1530's England.  I ran across this description of Henry VIII's bed and wondered how imposing it might have been to the women who shared it.  I


Bed of Henry VIII
From:

Designs for Parsonage Houses, Alms Houses: Etc. Etc. with Examples of Gables, and Other Curious Remains of Old English Architecture by Thomas F. Hunt

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