Re: square cap
> From: Kristine Elliott <souriete@...>Not crazy at all! When collecting Tudor images, the headwear seemed to
> Maybe I am crazy, but I see several different (though related) headdresses listed together as women's "bonnets" at http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/sca/tudor/bonnet.html .
> The first: "Margaret Giggs (mislabeled Mother Jak) (Parker, pl. 8)" looks like she has a very similar cap to the one in "Lady With a Squirrel & Starling".
fall into three categories: many gable hoods, many french hoods, and a
handful of "others" that seemed to be, as you say, either the square
cap, furry, variety, or the bonnet-over-linen-cap variety. I say linen
cap but it actually seems to be a close fitted linen cap or band
directly on the head, and then a stiffened cap, in some cases with bits
wrapped around, and in some cases with an underchin tie, over that. And
I suppose we could break it down further by bonnet--some are like men's
bonnets and some are like berets. So much variety! But framing the face
in something stiffened and squarish, like those square necklines, seems
definitely to be the English fashion, while round seems to be French.
Although of course, English ladies seem to have no trouble mixing the