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Re: medieval unmentionables
>> 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.
>> 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.
You might take a look at a couple of books I've noticed on my lady's bookshelf:
Ewing, Elizabeth. Dress and Undress, A History of Women's Underwear.
Batsford Books, London, 1981.
Waugh, Norah. Corsets and Crinolines. Routledge/Theatre Arts Books, New
Both have brief sections on period underthings.