The original hoodie

henry7[1]Last night saw a bout of insomnia so naturally I put the time to good use and decided to stitch away until my eyes finally began to close. Anne Boleyn’s hood is made of french knots, which I think is awesomely quirky considering she spent a lot of time in France and became the spreader of the French hood being a fashion at Tudor court. As we all know, she was supposedly having illicit affairs (including an incestuous one with her brother) but in reality is far more likely that she wasn’t fulfilling her ‘role’ as providing a male heir and also fell victim to an almost labotomised Henry after a jousting accident. So, off to the block she went leaving behind her almost 3 year old daughter, the future Queen Elizabeth I, as well as her dear departed head…

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