How did women ride horseback? Excerpt: A French illumination of c.1480 showing King Rene of Naples before a duel with the Duke of Alençon. The lady is sitting demurely on-the-side of her ambler or palfry, her feet hidden but presumably supported by a foot-board. '...research reveals that there were four different riding styles and whether and when women rode astride, pillion, on-the-side or true side-saddle has never been fully investigated by historians. '
Elizabethan Theaters, flying flags to signal that a Play is in progress-- The Rose (1587), Swan (1595), Globe (1599) and Hope (1614) were all built on London’s Southbank. Although the Globe is probably the most well-known due to its modern replication, the Rose is the most important archaeologically as it provided the first full plan of a London Tudor playhouse.
Rare collection of five Tudor oak and polychrome PORTRAIT PANELS. ENGLISH-CIRCA 1540. A KNIGHT, A GENTLEMAN, A LADY AND A SCHOLAR FLANKED BY DOLPHIN SCROLLS, FOLIAGE AND A CHALICE. EACH WITH A HOLE FOR SUSPENSION.
Tudor Monastery Farm Full Episode 1 - EXCERPT: 'Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the clock back over 500 years to run a farm at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex exactly as it would have been in 1500, during the reign of the first Tudor King, Henry VII.' Do view all three episodes.