Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd: The Inventories of the Wardrobe of Robes Prepared in July 1600 Edited from the Stowe MS 557 in the British Library, MS LR 2/121 in the Public Record Office, London, and MS V.b.72 in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC

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Janet Arnold, British Library, Folger Shakespeare Library
Maney Publishing, 1988 - Crafts & Hobbies - 376 pages
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We are pleased to be the exclusive North American distributor of this classic book. The vast wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth I is legendary: in her own time some of the richly embroidered gowns were displayed with other treasures to dazzle the eyes of foreign visitors to the Tower of London.Designs for jewellery and embroidery, and gifts of clothing to and from the Queen are discussed, together with the symbolism of motifs and colors. The organization and staff of the Wardrobe of Robes, the work of craftsmen employed to make the Queen's clothes and accessories -- tailors, embroiderers, farthingale-makers, cappers, hosiers, shoemakers, and others -- and the wares supplied by silkwomen and silkmen, provide a background to the study. The work is copiously annotated.

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Holy god, this book is amazing. I finally bit the bullet and purchased this after admiring it for years, and it fulfilled all my expectations. I can hardly lift the thing, but it's worth the backache I got from hunching over it. Read full review

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