June 3, at 4: May 30, at 8: Fascinating article, I am an operatic soprano and have worn costume from this period. You are commenting using your WordPress. But we must also recall that there was a belief in the 16th century, very odd to us today, that an infant could and did actually "absorb" the personality traits of whomever breastfed it.
I clearly remember having seen a woman photographed in the street wearing a dress which exposed her breasts.
Comment moderation is currently enabled so there will be a delay between when you post your comment and when it shows up. Early versions of both forms of hood are seen from the latter part of the 15th century. In regards to your point about Elizabeth, it is well worth remembering that every single portrait or representation of Elzabeth was very tightly controlled. Pinterest Twitter Facebook Reddit Like this: I truly loved reading your post about tudor dress.