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Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Postby levyarcher » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:38 am

Take a look at the following link to see what medieval women may have been wearing

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... s-ago.html

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Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Postby Simon Atford » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:45 am

There's piece on this the BBC History Mag. Unfornatly I've left it at work |( Should be a bit more nuanced that the Daily Hate's article.



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Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Postby frances » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:13 am

I believe that it was found some years ago. It is now news because it has been carbon-dated to the late 15th century.

However, the Roman lady bull-jumpers wore very similar outfits and I am not surprised. It seems a very logical set of underwear to me.



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Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Postby Alice the Huswyf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:11 am

There was discussion some years ago (here) of C14th lambskin 'bodywarmers' worn under the kirtle, which would have coincidentally provided some shape and support.

Also the discussion on sanitary precautions - would the online bikini bottoms have taken the place of the T-bandaging to hold pads in place? Is it just me, or does the damaged front section look like it is of multi-layer construction, begging the obvious question - is this an item for daily or monthly wear?


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Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Postby Ghost » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:35 pm



"Tell your masters that Englishmen do not surrender" - Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset to French Herald; Valmont, 1416.

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Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Postby Sir_John_Thomas » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:40 pm

The bikini bottoms are menswear so it says here.

http://www.uibk.ac.at/urgeschichte/proj ... tyrol.html


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Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Postby Ghost » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:09 pm



"Tell your masters that Englishmen do not surrender" - Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset to French Herald; Valmont, 1416.

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Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

Postby Ghost » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:13 pm

although images of prostitutes wearing something similar are common

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