Sumptury laws

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Hecate
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Sumptury laws

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Hi all
I've been doing research on clothing and accessories and can find references to sumptury (sp?) laws but not the laws themselves. :roll:

Has anyone any idea where I can start looking as I can't seem to find anything spercific on the web.

thanks

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Karen Larsdatter
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There's a good list of books on sumptuary law in Medieval Costume: An Annotated Bibliography (look in the Sumptuary Laws section). I'd recommend tracking down a copy of Baldwin's Sumptuary Legislation and Personal Regulation in England.

There's also a pretty good website about Elizabethan sumptuary statutes.

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Thanks, I'll go and annoy the local library tomorrow :lol: :twisted:

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