photo of Grayhill Farm, reconstructed early 17th century farm

Clothes of the Common People In Elizabethan and Early Stuart England

Appendix 1: The Corpus Justified. 1558–1660


This appendix sets the reasons why these illustrations are valid representation of common English people between 1558 and 1660. It also covers any linked mention of costume in the accompanying texts. The images themselves are given more prominence in Appendix 2 “The Corpus”, in this appendix they are only in thumbnail form for reference unless important to a point being illustrated. The images are arranged in this appendix in date order.

The Corpus Justified comes in two parts:

  1. Part 1: The Corpus Justified. 1558–1622 (Volume 27)
  2. Part 2: The Corpus Justified. 1623–1660 (Volume 28)

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