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Re: scope of the SCA

Poster: Tom Rettie <tom@his.com>


>I don't know about Atlantia these days, but there are many women out
>here who go about in male clothing merely for the convenience or lack
>of knowing, but none of them are trying to pass as men...

There are also documentable reasons for women in period to dress as men.  I
ran across an entertaining eye-witness account of ladies numbered "among
the fairest of the land, but not of the best quality" who shocked the
populace by wearing men's clothing to English tournaments in 1348.

Ever since, I've had great fun running about at pas d'armes in one of my
lord's cotehardies offering to show my "dagger" to noble ladies.

Elisabeth Mac Alester of Kintyre

Tom Rettie                                         tom@his.com
Heather Bryden                                 bryden@hers.com

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