photo of Grayhill Farm, reconstructed early 17th century farm

Clothes of the Common People In Elizabethan and Early Stuart England

Volume 8: Who Wore What and When (Part 2).

Rural Workers and Sailors


Chapter Title Page
Introduction 2
Labourers 4
Charcoal Burners 6
Shepherds 7
Labourers Wives 8
Agricultural servants 9
Farmers 16
Husbandmen 16
Yeomen 26
Husbandmen's Wives 34
Yeomen's Wives 38
Rural Travellers 42
Vagabonds and Beggars 44
Musicians 47
Morris Dancers 49
Witches 50
Servants in High Status Households 52
Seafarers 57

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