English Costume cover

English Costume

Dion Clayton Calthrop (1878-1937)

1. 00 - Introduction
2. 01 - William The First
3. 02 - William The Second
4. 03 - Henry The First
5. 04 - Stephen
6. 05 - Henry The Second
7. 06 - Richard The First
8. 07 - John
9. 08 - Henry The Third
10. 09 - The Country Folk
11. 10 - Edward The First
12. 11 - Edward The Second
13. 12 - Edward the Third
14. 13 - Richard The Second
15. 14 - The End of the Fourteenth Century
16. 15 - Henry The Fourth
17. 16 - Henry the Fifth
18. 17 - Henry The Sixth
19. 18 - Edward The Fourth
20. 19 - Edward The Fifth, Richard The Third
21. 20 - Henry The Seventh
22. 21 - Henry The Eighth
23. 22 - Edward The Sixth
24. 23 - Mary
25. 24 - Elizabeth
26. 25 - Shakespeare and Clothes
27. 26 - James The First
28. 27 - Charles The First
29. 28 - The Cromwells
30. 29 - Charles The Second
31. 30 - Pepys and Clothes
32. 31 - James The Second
33. 32 - William and Mary
34. 33 - Queen Anne
35. 34 - George The First
36. 35 - George The Second
37. 36 - George The Third
38. 37 - George The Fourth
39. 38 - Powder and Patches
40. 39 - Beau Brummell

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Summary

The world, if we choose to see it so, is a complicated picture of people dressing and undressing. The history of the world is composed of the chat of a little band of tailors seated cross-legged on their boards; they gossip across the centuries, feeling, as they should, very busy and important. As you will see, I have devoted myself entirely to civil costume—that is, the clothes a man or a woman would wear from choice, and not by reason of an appointment to some ecclesiastical post, or to a military calling, or to the Bar, or the Bench. Such clothes are but symbols of their trades and professions, and have been dealt with by persons who specialize in those professions.