Historical figures given a 21st century makeover

Historical figures given a 21st century makeover

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Historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and a team of digital artists have given some giants of history a thoroughly modern makeover.  The results show how they wouldn’t have looked out of place on today’s TV screens.



The work coincides with the screening of a new historical TV series ‘The Secret Life Of…’, which begins tonight on the Yesterday channel.

Yes, I know it’s pointless – but it’s a great bit of fun…

 

Henry VIII (1491-1547) - a 'bling king', with a perma-tan, hair transplant, tailored suit and stacked heels.
Henry VIII (1491-1547) – a ‘bling king’, with a perma-tan, hair transplant, tailored suit and stacked heels.

 

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) probably would have been writing for TV and Hollywood - depicted as a hipster, and probably gay.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) probably would have been writing for TV and Hollywood – depicted as a hipster, and probably gay.

 

Elizabeth I (1533-1603) - a fearsome power dresser, with an androgynous look, and Botox.
Elizabeth I (1533-1603) – a fearsome power dresser, with an androgynous look, and Botox.

 

Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) - a modern fashion diva, enhanced by breast implants and whitened teeth.
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) – a modern fashion diva, enhanced by breast implants and whitened teeth.

 

Haratio Nelson (1758-1805) - with prosthetic arm, modern Royal Navy uniform, and wearing the Victoria Cross.
Haratio Nelson (1758-1805) – with prosthetic arm, modern Royal Navy uniform, and wearing the Victoria Cross.

Source: Independent

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