The Tudor Society

The Tudors and ear piercing

Thank you so much for Tudor Society member Lorna for inspiring today's Claire Chats video. In today's talk, I look at when ear piercing became fashionable in the Tudor period, the evidence we have on it and also ear piercing in men.

Here are galleries for you. Click on images to enlarge.

Elizabeth I wearing earrings:

Men wearing earrings:

Charles I's pearl earring:

Other English portraits of people wearing earrings:

Multiple piercings:

Sources and further reading

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