2nd Pioneer Costume – Tudor

The Tudor period covers just over 100 years, from its beginning at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 when Henry Vll won the crown, to the death of Elizabeth 1 in 1603.

As a result of this the costumes over this period changed a great deal in style. The Tudors have been part of the Lewes Borough Society sine the 1950’s. Today most of the Tudors favour the period of Henry Vlll in the mid 1500’s to dress.

The costumes are homemade taking many hours of sewing, especially when applying all the sequins, beads and pearls. Once completed they are fireguard treated just in case! We have been very fortunate that a number of our costumes have won prizes at out-meetings and at the Lewes Bonfire Costume Competition.