Written by Trevor Barker, the article provides useful introductory
information about men and women’s costumes and accessories.
A first-class study, with photos, of costumes, material and trinkets
survived from the middle ages - assembled by Cynthia du Pré Argent.
Czech site presents a large collection of photographs
taken of surviving medieval and renaissance costumes. The little
information given is in English.
(The link takes you to the first page.
To move on, click ‘Next’ at the bottom right-hand corner. Click a
photograph to enlarge it.)
Rachel Hartman presents a most useful and thought-provoking account not
only of the clothes but also the materials used and the social and
legal controls imposed on what people wore.
Some 500 plates
illustrating costume from antiquity till the middle of
nineteenth century, first published in Munich between 1861
and 1880. The site was created by L. Otis Sweezey.
A detailed and comprehensive account compiled by I. Marc
A series of very useful illustrated instructions (by I. Marc Carlson)
collection of images of women from paintings from the 15th century by
artists working primarily in the north-western part of Europe.
A simple introduction, with bibliography, to the changes that took
place in the
style of women's dresses from 460-1460, written by Affreca McNaven.
Cynthia Virtue provides
detailed information on the design and making of complex women’s
the 15th Century
A butterfly hat
Sharon M. Krossa has written
introductory articles, that contain brief bibliographies and form part
collection of her articles on Medieval Scotland. Also included is Leine
simple description - amusingly written - of how to make a leine, a type
smock common in sixteenth-century Ireland and possibly
Cynthia su Pré Argent, this site - amusingly named 'Folly Bells: jingle
all the way' - shows how bells can be used on medieval outfits.
Another useful article written
by 'Duchess Leah Kasmira
A useful account of the simple medieval hood that, over time, became an
instructions with a pattern written
by a medieval re-enactor who glories in the name of 'Duchess Leah
Kasmira of Natterhelm'.
More very useful illustrated
instructions (by I. Marc Carlson) of how
Virtue provides useful, illustrated information in this article that
begins: ‘Some of the most silly hats that have ever been invented as
serious wear on this planet were in use during this time in Europe.’
There is supplementary information on:
Simple instructions on how to make leather pouches.
photos of medieval armour made by Wade Allen and Aaron Toman.
A comprehensive and most useful glossary.
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