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Queenie: Blackadder II

Queenie is the highly unstable center of focus for Blackadder II and the characters' scheming, playing them off one another in a way that suggests she's not as stupid as she acts. Miranda Richardson is also given some of the best lines in the show.
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A Look Back at Elizabeth R (1971)

The series covers Elizabeth's life from the last few years of her sister Mary's reign until Queen Elizabeth's death, all in six 85-minute episodes. At least six of Glenda Jackson's costumes are direct recreations from portraits of Elizabeth I, including the well-known Darnley portrait, Phoenix portrait, Armada portrait, and Ditchley portrait.
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The Gross 18th Century: Calling bullshit on hygiene myths

Terry Dresbach, costumer for TV series Outlander, had to go and ruin it by not just posting inaccurate "facts" about the length of time it took a woman to get dressed in the 1700s, but about hygiene (women only bathed once a year and they bled all over themselves during their periods and they peed freely wherever they wanted because NO UNDERWEAR and EW!), and sanitation (bodily fluids everywhere! No sanitation! Rivers running foul with human excrement!).