16th Century Costume History

From the decline of the italian style to the born of the french style, Spanish costume was really in. The Kingdom of England ruled at the Tudor dynasty (1485-1603). It's height moment was marked by the English renaissance during the Elizabethan Era (1558-1603) also known as the golden age.
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Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (114 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
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The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
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The Virgin Queen (1955)
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Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
5.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft. (111 mins.)
 
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The Virgin Queen (2005 Mini-Series)
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim... (237 mins.)
 
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Orlando (1992)
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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that... (94 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
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Queen Margot (1994)
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
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The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
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Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy, shrewish wife, Katharina. (122 mins.)
 
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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)
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Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot. (205 mins.)
 
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Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
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During the sixteenth century, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots engages in over two decades of religious and political conflict with her cousin, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, amidst political intrigue in her native land. (128 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
14.
Lady Jane (2008)
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Muriel, François and René, three childhood friends from a working class neighbourhood of Marseille,... (104 mins.)
 
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Othello (1995)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (123 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
16.
The Twisted Tale of Bloody Mary (2008)
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She was loved, she was a princess, heir to the throne - but the childhood fairytale turned to lifelong nightmare for Mary Tudor... (104 mins.)
Director: Chris Barnard
 
17.
Gloriana (2000 TV Movie)
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(138 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
 
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
20.
Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)
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Two-part TV series documenting the stormy 38-year reign of King Henry VIII. (193 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
 
21.
Luther (2003)
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During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation. (123 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
 
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The Borgia (2006)
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A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia. (120 mins.)
 
23.
Shadow of the Sword (2005)
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Director Simon Aeby's epic film chronicles the time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition... (115 mins.)
Director: Simon Aeby
 
24.
The Sword and the Rose (1953)
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During the reign of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor seeks to flee a forced marriage with the French king by escaping to America with her true love, but her plans are not so easily executed. (92 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
25.
La otra conquista (1998)
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It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico... (105 mins.)
 
26.
The Advocate (1993)
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In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However... (112 mins.)
Director: Leslie Megahey
 
27.
God's Outlaw (1986)
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A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII. (93 mins.)
Director: Tony Tew
 
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Mad Love (2001)
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The love story who transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a politic fight behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Vicente Aranda
 
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003 TV Movie)
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Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account... (90 mins.)