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Historic royal fashion: Mantua

Fact sheet

Fact sheet

About this learning resource

Format: PDF

This article gives a short history of the formal mantua, a type of court dress popular in the 18th Century. Includes images.

National Curriculum Links

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

Learning objectives

  • Understand the development of the mantua throughout the 18th Century.

Resource Information

Key Stage

  • KS5 (age 16+)

Subjects

  • Art & Design

Topic

  • Georgians

Type

  • For the classroom

Palace

  • Kensington Palace
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Key Stage

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Subject

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Topic

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Key Stage

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Subject

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Topic

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