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Ooh look... They've found one of elizabeths dresses!

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Gladys123 Mon 09-Jan-17 22:39:25

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/07/queen-elizabeth-long-lost-skirt-found-church-altar-herefordshire/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Well part of one anyway. I can't believe none of her other dresses have survived. Sych a shame.

Gladys123 Mon 09-Jan-17 22:39:53

Oh sorry. Crap link.

CwutchUp Mon 09-Jan-17 22:52:36

Thank you for sharing that. Enjoyed reading the article.

Gladys123 Mon 09-Jan-17 23:00:47

Just makes me wonder if any other of her fantastic dresses are hiding in some dusty attic somewhere.

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Mon 09-Jan-17 23:05:02

Oh my! That is just stupendous.

Clicky link.

Gladys123 Mon 09-Jan-17 23:06:09

Thankyou Surely am crap at links.

stayathomegardener Mon 09-Jan-17 23:10:23

Wow, thanks for link.

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Mon 09-Jan-17 23:16:01

It's going to be kept at Hampton Court - very appropriate, as that palace is also home to the amazing Royal School of Needlework.

The School's first patron was one of Queen Victoria's daughters and it does a lot of restoration of historic textiles as well as new commissions and of course teaching. I once visited them for a research trip and remain in awe of their work.

venusinscorpio Mon 09-Jan-17 23:16:52

How cool! Thanks so much for sharing.

SurelyYoureJokingMrFeynman Tue 10-Jan-17 17:42:32

Bumping this with another piece of gratuitous needlework information.

Someone took me into the Senior Common Room at Magdalen College, Oxford to see the Nobel Prize(s) on the mantelpiece - but it was what was hanging over it that blew me away.

The wedding tapestry of Catherine of Aragon... and Arthur.

Not sure how the college acquired it, but guess it was surplus to royal requirements after 1509.

Gladys123 Thu 12-Jan-17 17:30:08

Oh I would love to see that!

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