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Published on Feb 12, 2014
Throughout history rulers have used dress as a form of legitimisation and propaganda. The clothes they chose were also a reflection of their own preferences and character. This lecture in connection to Philip Mansel's published book 'Dressed to Rule: Royal and Court Costume from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II' explores how rulers tried to control their image through their appearance and includes fascinating glimpses into the lives of many European monarchs. http://www.philipmansel.com/