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Explore how British royalty have influenced fashion over the last 500 years, from the Tudors to the Windsors A History of Royal Fashion at FutureLearn.

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Overview

A History of Royal Fashion at FutureLearn  welcomes you on a 5-week journey into the wardrobes of British kings and queens. Your fashion history exploration will span across five royal dynasties from the Tudors, Stuarts and Georgians to the Victorians and Windsors.

You’ll receive exclusive access to the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, and experts at the University of Glasgow and Historic Royal Palaces will invite you to look at a variety of sources that will help you to study the fashion history of British monarchs.

Key facts:

Enter the extravagant world of Tudor fashion and learn about how the Tudors used fashion to project power and wealth, how portraits could be used as propaganda and how Henry VIII liked to dress. Observe a real Tudor hat and learn about the dress from the famous ditchley portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Week 1 – Step into the square shoes of the Tudors and see how their lavish clothes were designed to project power, wealth and control
  • Week 2 – The Stuarts are centre stage to showcase how they dressed for leisure and influenced new trends through performance in an increasing time of conflict
  • Week 3 – Explore the glamorous Georgians, their century of economic and social change, extreme fashions and an era marked by very public and very private monarchs
  • Week 4 – Move into the reign of Queen Victoria, her own changing wardrobe and how technological advancements took fashion forwards
  • Week 5 – Welcome to the 20th century where the Windsors balance royal fashion with diplomacy and expectations in an era of mass media and celebrity

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 35 days
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This course is designed for those who have an interest in fashion history and/or the Royals. No prior knowledge is required; all learners are welcome.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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  • National

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  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
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Funding

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