Category Archives: 15thc

The cheats guide to making a high waisted Medieval gown .

This is the simplest complete gown to make.It also uses less fabric than the lower waisted dresses and even less if you make a narrow sleeved version. You will need some fabric ,old curtains or bought fabric (I will mention … Continue reading

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Tudor clothing layers

A very quick post to explain the layers and terms used in Tudor clothing for anyone wanting a quick guide on how to wear a costume they may have bought  or hired for an event.This is not an academic guide … Continue reading

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1480 to 1600 ,When women ruled the world, part one

While  it is common to bemoan the fate of women in the late medieval /early renaissance period I would suggest that it was in fact a time when women shaped Europe’s history and made changes that are still felt in … Continue reading

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Lucy Locket lost her Pocket,,A short look at a forgotton treasure

(http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/pocket-112116) The almost forgotten rhyme “Lucy locket lost her pocket ,Kitty fisher found it ,not a penny was there in it but the binding round it ” Is the only remaining record in popular culture of a little known yet … Continue reading

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Tudor and Elizabethan clothing research sources

I have been planning my new years wardrobes ,I always like to have some central theme or historical figure in mind as  it then makes it easier to focus detailed research on the gowns ,head dresses  etc.My usual choice is … Continue reading

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Artifacts,privacy and Morality ponderings on King Richard III ,the Brontes and Eva Peron

I  always feel that historians ,anthropologists and archeologists can have a slightly schizophrenic attitude to the dead ,wanting to study their lives in detail yet mindful these were real people.They are also  forced to make decisions of what is and … Continue reading

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