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Nautical Vintage in the Yarn Magazine

Ahoy me hearties! Let’s get nautical!

If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea as we do here, you can’t help but love a bit of nauticalia.

But whether you are channelling (geddit!?) anchors, Breton stripes or deck shoes, the nautical look has edged its way into your wardrobe. Every summer it’s everywhere — fashion’s catch of the day!

Join Sarah Jane Wilson as we get ship-shape!

Let us set sail on a voyage across the fair seas of vintage.

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Sir Thomas Wyatt competed with Henry VIII for the affections of Anne Boleyn

Sir Thomas Wyatt’s Dorset Connection

Even if you’ve never heard of Wyatt, a diplomat and a brilliant poet, or you’ve never read a word of Hilary Mantel’s prize-winning novel Wolf Hall or seen a minute of the BBC’s recent adaptation of Wolf Hall, you can probably guess what happened next…

In 1533, Henry VIII secretly married Anne Boleyn.

Three years later, Wyatt was arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London.

Soon after, Anne Boleyn was executed, probably within sight of Wyatt’s cell.

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