This will be a series of blog posts based on my notes taken at this fantastic study day, any misinterpretations and misspellings are my own. I don’t do shorthand and I certainly don’t write fast enough. The four blog posts will cover the four talks we were given.
Jane Bridgeman – Machiavelli’s Linens: based on the c1474 account book of Bernado Machiavelli of Florence
Beatrix Nutz – All indecent!: 15th century linen underwear from Lengberg castle, East Tyrol, Austria
Susan North - The necessity of clean linen: on attitudes to cleanliness in the 15th and 16th centuries
Jenny Tirimani – On late 15th and early 16th century linen smock and shirts, evolutions in cut. In which she looked at the origins of neck and wrist ruffs.