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History and the Countess: Joan, Volume 1-3 by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

History and the Countess: Joan, Volume 1-3 by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Holbein drawing of woman wearing an English Gable Hood. Tudor women always wore some kind of head covering such as  hats, coifs and hoods. Hoods, in particular, evolved from the more conservative English Gable to the  introduction of the French hood, back to the Gable and on to a flattened or heart shaped bonnet from the 1520's through to the 1550's.

Renaissance Fashion Poster

Holbein drawing of woman wearing an English Gable Hood. Tudor women always wore some kind of head covering such as hats, coifs and hoods. Hoods, in particular, evolved from the more conservative English Gable to the introduction of the French hood, back to the Gable and on to a flattened or heart shaped bonnet from the 1520's through to the 1550's.

Portrait of Sir Thomas More  - Hans Holbein the Younger, 1527. Oil and Tempera on Oak. The Frick Collection, New York, NY.

Portrait of Sir Thomas More - Hans Holbein the Younger, 1527. Oil and Tempera on Oak. The Frick Collection, New York, NY.

Elizabeth Wydville, mother of Elizabeth of York (wife of King Henry VII), grandmother of Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor

Elizabeth Wydville, mother of Elizabeth of York (wife of King Henry VII), grandmother of Arthur, Margaret, Henry, and Mary Tudor

Jane Seymour after Hans Holbein A very interesting German 17th century painting of Jane Seymour. Perhaps the artist was attempting to add their native fashion to Holbein's original with the removal of Jane's gable hood.

Jane Seymour after Hans Holbein A very interesting German 17th century painting of Jane Seymour. Perhaps the artist was attempting to add their native fashion to Holbein's original with the removal of Jane's gable hood.

Sir John Godsalve (c.1505-1556), Hans Holbein the Younger, 1532-4. | The Royal Collection

Sir John Godsalve (c.1505-1556), Hans Holbein the Younger, 1532-4. | The Royal Collection

ca. 1534-1536 Katherine, Duchess of Suffolk and 4th wife of Charles Brandon, by Hans Holbein the Younger (Royal Collection)

ca. 1534-1536 Katherine, Duchess of Suffolk and 4th wife of Charles Brandon, by Hans Holbein the Younger (Royal Collection)

Catherine Howard (abt 1520-1525-1542), also spelled Katherine or Katheryn.  She was the fifth wife of    Henry VIII of England, and sometimes   known by his reference to her as his  "rose  without a thorn".   She was a first cousin of the King's second wife, Anne Boleyn.

Catherine Howard (abt 1520-1525-1542), also spelled Katherine or Katheryn. She was the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, and sometimes known by his reference to her as his "rose without a thorn". She was a first cousin of the King's second wife, Anne Boleyn.

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