The fashionable dress of the later 15th Century has become iconographic with our modern idea of medievalism. Such popular portrayal, largely inauthentic, has linked it with the re-enactor’s idea of bad medievalism.
The Queen as ‘social mannequin’. Consumerism and expenditure at the Court of Isabeau of Bavaria, 1393–1422 Gibbons, Rachel C. Journal of Medieval History, Vol. 26,…
Clothing in Dubrovnik in the 16th Century – A Reflection of a Multicultural Center By Katarina Nina Simončič Paper given at the 3rd…
Late Saxon Textiles from the City of London By Francis A. Pritchard Medieval Archaeology, Vol.28 (1984) Abstract: Archaeological investigations in the City of…
Three stories from this time period focus on a sort of courtly love relationship between two people that involves this characteristic giving of a gift: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Guigemar, and an apocryphal account of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven by “John the Evangelist”. These seemingly different stories share one unifying bond: a belt.
The first hurdle is to make sure students accept that these are clothes, not costumes. Despite how odd some medieval fashions look to modern eyes, people in the past wore this clothing every day, found it comfortable, reasonable, and lovely, and were able to accomplish what they needed to while wearing it.
This document discusses spindle whorls and shafts found throughout the areas Scandinavians lived in during the Middle Ages (800-1500 CE).
Historical Fencing Footwear: “What shoes to train in?” Ask instead, what did Medieval and Renaissance fighters wear? Clements, John ARMA, The Association of Medieval…
They have explored such issues, among others, as the varieties of European household structure; definitions of the stages of life; childbirth, wetnursing, and the role of the midwife; child abandonment and the foundling home; infanticide and its prosecution; apprenticeship, servitude, and fostering; the evolution of schooling; the consequences of religious diversification; and the impact of gender
What do we mean by ‘coloured clothes’? Or rather, what did the saga writers mean by their term litklæði?
The garments which each participant wore were part of a highly developed dress code that identified an individual’s rank and social status.
Can anyone possibly imagine the use of clothing in any society, past or present, while ignoring its colours?
The codpiece had proportions that were at times grotesque, and so extreme that the question of the purpose of its use arises.
Isabel de Villena (1430-1490) was the illegitimate daughter of Enrique de Villena, a wealthy nobleman of the kingdom of Aragon, and granddaughter of Pedro of Aragon.
The conclusions include descriptions of the probable appearance of men and women during the successive centuries of the Anglo-Saxon era; with suggestions as to the cultural influences which may have contributed to the changes in dress which took place during this time.