Auckland Castle in the centre of Bishop Auckland, is fast becoming a museum rather than the home of the Bishops of Durham as it had been for centuries. Yesterday as part of their Tudor exhibition they presented a lecture on costumes worn by Henry the Eighth and the ladies of the Court.
|Julia with her husband|
|The Grandeur of Queen Elizabeth 1st|
|Anne Bolyn's Blue Dress with Elaborate Sleeve Details|
The clothes were all magnificent; perfect in every detail from the jewels and gold-thread that decorated the rich top garments to the cotton chemises worn against the skin. Interwoven with all this, Julia told of their lives and executions with details surely not heard before.
|Mary Queen of Scots on the Way|
to her Execution
|The Cloak Removed Reveals|
|A Scarlet Gown indicating that she died a Martyr.|