An analysis of the clothing excavated from the Mary Rose: a crucial signifier of everyday dress in Tudor England

Adams, Rosanne (2010) An analysis of the clothing excavated from the Mary Rose: a crucial signifier of everyday dress in Tudor England. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The wreck of the Mary Rose was discovered containing a large number of everyday artefacts, giving her collection a unique significance within British Tudor history. The Mary Rose provides the largest, securely dated, sixteenth century clothing assemblage in the United Kingdom. The clothing artefacts that were found aboard the wreck of the Mary Rose are important to British history because they represent a wide range of material from potentially all social levels on board the ship. Shipboard society is unusual and to its own as it is confined to men and boys however it may exhibit a wide social stratification from ordinary sailors and soldiers to officers and even courtiers.

    This study will analyse the significance and the material culture of selected clothing artefacts excavated from the wreck of the Mary Rose. The study will look in detail at a small number of clothing artefacts excavated from her wreck. Then the study will focus on three main areas, which are the design of Tudor clothing, the design characteristics in relation to social status and finally the study will evaluate the clothing artefacts from the Mary Rose in respect of their educational merit within the new Mary Rose Museum.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 16:13
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1144

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