Its just fabric, get over it.

I spent a lovely afternoon walking around Bradgate Park, Leicester and for the first time ever , in my experience, the derelict home of Lady Jane Grey was open. Its mostly ruins of course, but fun to work out what was what. However, the family chapel is in one piece complete with one of those stone tombs with effigies of those within………….although they may not be within these days, I dont know. Here is a pic;

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two pics actually,

I love things like this, but more than that were two tapestries which I thought I might like to chat about. But first a pic…………or two………..

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Im not sure if these tell a story I should know about or if they are simply images of life in the world of the Greys……but on closer inspection the fashion styles of the day can be seen………..

DSC_0046[1] DSC_0048[1]  of course what stands out to me is the mens fashion, which basically, and you can use any other names , is tights and dresses……..and they still look and behave manly. No problem. So why and when did this alter? I have no  real answer to this.

Elsewhere in the chapel was a picture, used as an advertising piece, but clearly of a painting…………thus……..

DSC_0055[1] this is a painting of Lady Jane being prepared for execution. She lived in terrible times, Queen for nine days………….but hang on…………..whats that on the right?

Time for a close up…………..

DSC_0056[1]the executioner……….the man who had to weild the axe and slice off Jane’s head, and who had to then live with that image, and that action, for the rest of his life……………..is wearing a nice black shirt with puffed sleeves to the elbow but narrowing to the wrist, a neat waistcoat and…………..RED TIGHTS!!! and he isnt even a ballet dancer!!!!

See, its just normal, its just fashion, its just fabric……………..get over it !!

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