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London, World of Costume

Period Drama Location: Syon Park

Period drama and royal fans should add Syon Park to their list of places to visit in the Greater London Area. Syon Park encompasses Syon House, the grand London residence of the Duke of Northumberland; the early 19th Century Great Conservatory; and the Gardens (and 100-acre Parkland). Syon, a variation of Zion (which refers to the Holy City of David …

World of Costume

Dealing with Downton Withdrawal

Sunday evenings haven’t been the same without Downton Abbey in the UK, and, as of yesterday, Canada and the US. So, what else is there that’s similar to Downton Abbey? Gran Hotel (TV series 2011-2013) – This is Spain’s Downton and I prefer GH to DA. Sorry. There’s romance, crime, beautiful costumes and music, gorgeous actors, and comedy! (Yes, not …

World of Costume

Poll: Which Actress is your favourite Anne Boleyn?

Today, 19 May, marks the anniversary of the execution of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, and the mother of Elizabeth I. For over a hundred years, many actresses have portrayed the raven-haired Anne Boleyn on screen. (See list of Anne Boleyn’s on Confessions of a Ci-Devant, The Popular Series, and Listal.) My favourite shall …