Cat No.: GB1245:
A history of dress from the very early Britons with their flint knives and arrowheads to the end of the 18th century with its bonnets and fans.
What differentiates this book from others of its type is the second volume which is a glossary including pictures. From this you get a sense not only of how the clothes were worn but why they were worn and where the idea and name came from. A fascinating book which brings to life the realities of dress and therefore the culture of our ancestors.
"SPANGLES. Small circular ornaments of burnished metal, stitched on various articles of dress. They are first noticed in the time of Henry VII, and were used by ladies to decorate the hair, bodice, petticoat, gown and frequently to add a glitter to the lace edging of gloves."
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