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Dressing the Scottish court, 1543-1553 : clothing in the accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland

Melanie Schuessler Bond (Author)
The Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland document money spent by the royal treasury and contain numerous references to clothing and textiles. This volume is designed to make the rich material in the Accounts from the regency of the Earl of Arran (whose ward was Mary Queen of Scots) available to those interested in the study of dress and accessories. In addition to overviews of the various types of garments mentioned in the Accounts and discussion of a number of specialty categories, such as wedding and funeral clothing, this book includes the original text of every entry from the Accounts pertaining to secular clothing, with facing translation into modern English. The Accounts' entries include information on materials and labour, and describe thousands of items for dozens of people, from court fools to nobles. They are grouped here by recipient, in "wardrobe biographies" which gather all of the entries for a particular person together in chronological order. Through the numerous clothing-related entries from this period it is possible to track the wardrobes of a number of people connected to the Scottish court, the popularity of various garments and accessories, details about their construction, and insights into the relationships of the people involved
Print Book, English, 2019
The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, 2019
ix, 730 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9781783272624, 1783272627
IntroductionMen's GarmentsWomen's GarmentsSpecialty Garments, Transport, and CleaningJames Hamilton, Earl of Arran, Duke of Châtellerault, and Lord Governor of ScotlandMen and Boys of the CourtWomen and Girls of the CourtPeople Serving the Court and the RegentServants to Others and Miscellaneous PeopleGlossaryAppendix A: Sample PreceptAppendix B: A Letter on Margaret Douglas's WardrobeAppendix C: Sumptuary LegislationAppendix D: PoetryBibliography