Sunday, December 05, 2010

Question from Amanda - Items shown in a first season episode of "The Tudors"

I have been re-watching Season 1 of the Tudors and during the Sweating Sickness episode, when the sickness has ended and the so a church service the show pillows with what look like spurs or some type of bells on them. I have looked and can not find what they are to represent and if there is any historical accuracy in this part of the show. Do you know any information on this?

1 comment:

Lara said...

I think they are spurs and they are there to represent men who had died during the sickness (notice they are sitting next to crying women in the scene). I can't help on the accuracy though - I skimmed through a book that might have the info and I didn't see a reference to that custom, but I might have missed it. The book isn't indexed in a particularly helpful way unfortunately.