Stuart Style: Textiles from the Gloucester

Date / time: 11 July, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Stories of the Gloucester Shipwreck: Norfolk’s Mary Rose

The discovery of the Gloucester warship off the coast of Great Yarmouth, wrecked while carrying a future King of England and Scotland in 1682, was announced to the world in June 2022. The shipwreck is hailed as the most significant historic maritime discovery since finding the Mary Rose in 1971.

In four events, curators of the Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery exhibition titled ‘The Last Voyage of the Gloucester: Norfolk’s Royal Shipwreck, 1682’, and experts in the field, will explore the Gloucester’s stories as they are told through music, literature and history, art, and textiles.

In the final event of the series, experts on early modern clothing and its curation and replication share their knowledge of Stuart style, tailoring, and fashion.


Chair Professor Claire Jowitt, Professor of Renaissance Studies and Historical Lead, The Gloucester Project, UEA

Professor Maria Hayward, History, University of SouthamptonNinya Mikhalia, Historical Costumier

Ruth Battersby Tooke, Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

This event will take place at Town Close Auditorium, Castle Street, Norwich NR1 3JU. For more information and to book tickets, please visit:

Presented by the University of East Anglia and Norfolk Museum Services