First of all, a caveat: the clothes we see in 16th-century portraits aren't fashion. At least, not to our eyes. They're court costume – emphasis on the costume. It's difficult to reconcile the lavishly slashed, brocaded and jewel-bedecked gowns of lustrous Renaissance portraiture with our jeans-and-T-shirt culture, or even with the grander creations on the international catwalks.
Queen Elizabeth I
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Saturday 27 November 2010
Thursday 18 November 2010
Monday 15 November 2010
Former servicemen marched past the Cenotaph during the Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Whitehall yesterday.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Staff at Buckingham Palace will have to forgo their Christmas party this year after the Queen decided an "ostentatious" celebration is inappropriate in the economic climate.
Thursday 14 October 2010
The Queen has cancelled this year's Christmas party for her staff because of the "difficult financial circumstances" facing the country.
Monday 11 October 2010
The Queen officially named Cunard's 92,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth liner today - 72 years after watching her mother launch the first Queen Elizabeth.
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Thursday 07 October 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
The Queen's accounts must be opened up to a full review after secret papers revealed deals had been done behind closed doors to shore up the Royal Household's finances, campaigners said yesterday.
Monday 13 September 2010
Labour accused the Government of "an affront to Parliament and an abuse of power" today after ministers announced that there will be no Queen's Speech until 2012 - two years after the current session started on May 25.
Saturday 11 September 2010
A British soldier died in hospital in the UK after being shot in Afghanistan last month, the Ministry of Defence said today.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
She has her own banker?
Thursday 22 July 2010
Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) was forced to face down investor unrest yesterday as more than a fifth voted to scrap senior management's pay packets.
Monday 19 July 2010
Thursday 15 July 2010
The Queen has been forced to sell one of her country estates, raising almost £1m in cash and heightening concerns over the scale of the financial crisis sweeping her investments and crumbling palaces.
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