If you read my blog a lot you may realise that the areas between the 5th and 17th centuries are basically a costuming black hole for me. I’ve done barely any work in that period, and a correspondingly brief amount of research.
I know about textiles from the ‘Dark Ages’ and Medieval period, but my knowledge of the clothing is pretty basic.
But now I have a reason to tackle the Middle Ages – specifically the early 14th century in England. Think 1310-1330. (Sorry, can’t tell you what the reason is yet).
I do know that sometimes the trick to knowledge is not actually knowing the stuff, but knowing where to find the information. I have a lot of leads, but I also know that there are a lot more out there.
So, dear readers, who among you does late 13th and early 14th century costuming? What are your favourite resources for that period? Expand my knowledge!
Update: I’m mostly interested in men’s clothes – commoners, lower grades of knights, jesters, mercenaries, and maybe a nun or novitiate. I’ll get to the fun upper class ladies later!