Altared Skirts

This is pretty neat:

A piece of fabric described as the Holy Grail of fashion history will become one of the star attractions at Hampton Court Palace after it was identified as the only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.

The country’s leading experts on royal garments have spent the past year piecing together clues about the provenance of the beautifully embroidered textile, which had been cut up and used for hundreds of years as an altar cloth in a Herefordshire parish church.

(hat tip to Insta)

3 Responses to “Altared Skirts”

  1. aelfheld says:


  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I wonder if the church is unhappy about having their altar cloth appropriated…
    That said, definitely fascinating.

  3. JeffS says:

    This story will make for an interesting thread……

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