The Hollow Crown, War of the Roses UK 2014


The Hollow Crown: Series 2: War of the Roses. The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's history plays.

I was commissioned to embroider a series of roses to adorn chain mail battle armour. The story portrays the dynastic conflict between the Yorkists (Red Roses) and the Lancastrians (White Roses). The roses were embroidered using stranded cotton and embellished with gold work embroidery and beads. A wild board was also embroidered using stranded cotton in long and short stitch on felt backing.