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Re: medieval unmentionables
To Eogan and anyone else who might be interested, this has actually been
a hot topic of discussion a few times on the historic costuming list.
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On Tue, 23 Jan 1996, Matthew Allen Newsome wrote:
> Greetings one and all... I thought this tavern would be a perfect place
> to glean the knowledge I seek. The knowledge is of an extremely
> specialized and sophisticated nature, of the kind only noble gentles such
> as yourselves may possess. The information I seek is that regarding the
> chivalrous topic of..... MEDIEVAL UNDERWEAR.
> Seriously, it's "help Eogan with his homework time" here at the Merry
> Rose. I'm doing a (breif) anthropology paper, and one of my options for
> topics is Medieval Undies. Before I commit myself to it, though, I
> wanted to scope out just how much information was out there. Our school
> library had one great source, _The_History_of_Underclothes_, by C.
> Willett and Phillis Cunnington. Does anyone know of other sources
> available, or know anything about period underwear they could share? Any
> help would be appreciated. Thanks