Ok, this makes me want to research the use of ermine and other furs for royals/nobility through out period...lol.
----- Original Message ----
From: Signora Beatrice <signorabeatrice@...
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 8:35:06 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Looking for a specific rule.
As a related aside, there is a custom in current England of wearing rows
of ermine tails on the formal robes of members of the House of Lords, with
the number of rows of tails denoting the rank of the wearer.
venscroft. co.uk/about- us/PeersOfTheRea lm6.htm
--- Janet <HI_it_is_me@ yahoo.com> wrote:
> Ok, that helps a lot actually, I think. Here's what I get from your
> It sounds that you are actually looking for the customs (or sumptuary
> laws) from period having to do with wearing fur...Not actually anything
> to do with modern SCA rules regarding wearing fur. Is that correct?
> If that is what you are going for, it will depend on the culture and
> time frame you are looking at. Lots of early and/or nomadic cultures
> have everyone wearing fur to stay warm. The later or more "civilized"
> (for lack of a better term) had other standards. I don't know if it's a
> modern movie thing or actually a period custom, but lots of royals'
> garb, like the cloak looking things (mantles, maybe?) are trimmed in a
> fur that looks similar to the heraldic furs (ermine I believe?). You
> could probably research sumptuary laws for different cultures and find
> out more information.
> Please let me know if this was of assistance or if this was completely
> off what you are going for...in which case, please clarify so we may
> assist you better.
> I'm the same way about researching a specific bit of info for hours/days
> for other people. Sometimes you just need exactly the right keywords to
> search for. :) Godd luck.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: roshayann <roshayann@yahoo. com>
> To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 10:10:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Looking for a specific rule.
> I am actually looking for someone else, I heard it refered to as a
> rule but I know it is not an official rule. All I know is that i have
> read it somewhere, and also that it is in the KWH. I know it had
> something to do with why and where a lord would wear fur, what it
> signifies, that type of thing.
The fish are biting.
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