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The Tudor era begins in 1485, lasts for about 100 years and is commonly referred to as an English late Gothic. Influences of Italian Renaissance, however, are unmistakable and especially the prevalence of Spanish fashion, which Queen Elizabeth introduced in England in 1558 with her accession.


In the mid-16th Century, the discovery of America and the establishment of its colonial empire make of Spain a major political power, and the trendsetter in fashion throughout Europe. The Renaissance in art and clothing found its end under the absolutist reign; Fashion serves, as in the Middle Ages, the Court and the Church. 

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