The Ultimate Guide To Tudor Swag

Who doesn’t love a little bit of nerd based consumerism? Nobody, that’s who. And there is no better time to be a history nerd than right now, mainly because the internet exists and all sorts of novelty essential historic goodies are at your fingertips.

In celebration of that wondrous fact I bring you the very best in Tudor swag, to help you adorn every facet of your life with your only slightly unhealthy Anne Boleyn obsession (other wives are available) 

FYI: Nothing in this article is an ad/sponsored; all just my personal opinions 

  1. Six Wives Mug, Cole of London, £12 (or £60 for all 6) 

Anne of Cleves MugGod knows I love a brew, but only one thing makes a cup of tea perfect: a historic mug.

These mugs come with not only a seriously cool six wives illustration (By artist, Sarah Cole) but also information on each wife’s tumultuous marriage AND what happened to her post-Henry (obvs, sadly Anne B, Jane, and Catherine H don’t get this…)

And the mugs are bone china, which makes tea taste even better (Fact!)

 

Now we all knew this one was coming:
2. Anne Boleyn necklace, £50, HRP 

Anne Boleyn NecklaceThat’s right your very own B necklace. Staple of all good Anne Boleyn portraits and period drama costumes

Anne Boleyn gif .gif
Peep that necklace though

You gotta give it to Anne, she was rocking a statement necklace waaaay before it was essential to every good accessory addict’s wardrobe. Truly, Anne is an iconic fashion icon (Seriously, never forget; girl bought back the French hood!)

Bonus: If your first or last name starts with a B, you’re really getting a double deal here: initial necklace AND Anne Boleyn tribute.

 

3, Elizabeth and Mary bookmarks, Etsy, William and Jane Design £1.73

Mary and Elizabeth bookmarkWhat better way to mark your place in the latest Tudor popcorn read, than with your own Queen bookmark?

Each bookmark comes with a quote pertaining to Elizabeth or Mary. As well as an adorable illustration and fun tassel (Perfect for absently minded fiddling during more dull chapters)

They can be bought as a pair or separately. Although, thinking of their history, keeping these two apart might not be such a bad thing…

 

4. Six wives Christmas ornaments, £12.99 for one or £50 for all six + Henry 

six wives christmas decorations .jpgChristmas just isn’t Christmas without a six wives decoration. They’re traditional (Well, at least I just declared them traditional)

You can either buy each wife individually or as a set, which also includes Henry VIII. Meaning you can create a whole festive scene with the six wives…and leave Henry relegated to the back of the tree, where he may accidentally fall on the floor. Oops.

Henry Vlll decoration
Fuck it, just leave him in the box

Fun fact: The company that makes these decorations, also makes other history themed Christmas decorations (Including a suffragette) so you can create a whole historic festive theme if you so desire.

 

 

5. Mary Queen of Scots charm bracelet, Etsy, Tudor Dynasty Jewels, £22.12

Mary charm braceletI’m a little bit in love with this charm bracelet, partly because so much thought has clearly gone into it.

Each charm represents a key part of Mary’s life, so there’s a Fleur de Lis for her time at French court, a thistle for Scotland and a dinky axe for, well, obvious reasons.

The shop also sells charm bracelets for other rulers of the era, including Elizabeth. Each of Henry VIII’s wives and even Richard III.

 

6. Elizabeth I postcards, Etsy, Artists Postcards, £5.53, for a pack of 5

Elizabeth 1 postcard 2God damn I love the internet. Seriously, where else could you find postcards depicting Elizabeth I’s time travelling journey through Montana’s history?

Created by artist, Leslie Van Stavern Millar, these snapshots of a barmy but brilliant reality, show Elizabeth doing everything from meeting Sacajewa, downing wine with Jeanette Rankin and of course, refereeing an iconic 1923 boxing match.

Elizabeth 1 postcard
Seriously. God bless the internet

This was interesting, where can I find out more? For more shopping fun time, why not check out our post on the very best suffrage swag! 

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