MicroHistory 3: The Face

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

This is third episode in our new micro history series – where we take an historic subject and try to demonstrate how it has a history in just 15-20 minutes!! And without just talking at supersonic speed. Think of it as the historicaI equivalent of speed chess or speed dating. In this third foray into historical brevity the histories of the unexpected duo of James Daybell and Sam Willis tackle the artistic subject of FACES, which is inspired by their book on the TUDORS. Taking that as their starting place, the boys tackle topics of Tudor portraiture, royal portraits, Anne Boleyn, pregnancy portraits and ageing in the sixteenth century, before tackling the subjects of face masks and face coverings, both of which have a long and complex history! Who knew?

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