Georgian court coat in depth



About this learning resource

Format: Video

A detailed look at one of the treasures of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, a beautiful man’s silk court coat from the 1790s.

Eleri Lynn, Curator, Historic Royal Palaces and Dr Sally Tuckett, Lecturer in Dress and Textile Histories at the University of Glasgow look at the fabric and embroidery in close up and discuss the importance of dressing for court, where your clothes could be your ticket to the inner circle.

Exam board links:

Supports Art, Craft and Design and Textile Design specifications for OCR, AQA and Edexcel.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of dressing at court in the 18th Century.
  • See historic fabrics and embroidery close up.
  • Discover historic embroidery techniques.

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Resource Information

Key Stage

KS5 (age 16+)


Art & Design




For the classroom


Kensington Palace

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