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Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

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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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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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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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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?
Is it 'coz I is middewl clarse, aih?

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

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The bikini bottoms are menswear so it says here.

http://www.uibk.ac.at/urgeschichte/proj ... tyrol.html
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"Tell your masters that Englishmen do not surrender" - Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset to French Herald; Valmont, 1416.

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although images of prostitutes wearing something similar are common
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"Tell your masters that Englishmen do not surrender" - Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset to French Herald; Valmont, 1416.

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