Re: [albanach] Scottish dress for females
- At 3:09 PM -0500 11/19/2000, Leslie Lansdowne wrote:
>At 07:32 PM 11/18/00 -0800, you wrote:From the Burgh of Stirling itself or the castle, I would expect the
>>At 10:22 PM +0000 11/18/2000, Talan wrote:
>> >Are there any examples on the net of Scottish dress for ladies during
>> >this time period?
>>Which time period, which kind of Scottish ladies?
>I had asked about 14th century women from Stirling. I had heard that there
>were differences in Highland and Lowland Scots so I am wondering if there
>are clothing differences.
>Marsaili ingen Domnaill:-)
inhabitants to be Lowlanders (or antecedents in the earlier part of
the 14th century) and therefore to dress more or less as the English
did at the same period. There probably were some differences between
Lowland Scottish and English dress, but I don't know what they were
or even if we have the evidence to determine what those differences
were for the 14th century.
However, you have a Gaelic name -- there is some question as to
whether you would have been a normal inhabitant of Stirling proper.
Most towns were inhabited almost exclusively by English speakers,
though in some areas close to the Gaeltachd you do find Gaels as well
(so far I know this is true of Inverness). I don't know that 14th
century Stirling had any Gaels to speak of. The best way to find out
would be to see if you can discover any 14th century published
records for Stirling (look in the online library catalogues for
Scottish universities to find likely books, then see if you can find
them at a university near you -- one search that might be productive
is on the keywords "Stirling Records"). Another possibility would be
to look a little earlier -- check out the Ragman Rolls (Official
title of the published version _Instrumenta Publica Sive Processus
Super Fidelitatibus et Homagiis Scotorum Domino Regi Angliae Factis
A.D. MCCXCI-MCCXCVI_ published by the Bannatyne Club) and see what
kinds of names the people identified as from Stirling had.
Sharon (ska Ewphrick)
Sharon Krossa, krossa@...
Medieval Scotland (including resources for names, clothing & history):
The most complete index of reliable web articles about pre-1600 names:
The Medieval Names Archive - http://www.panix.com/~mittle/names/
Consultations about re-creating historically accurate pre-1600 names:
Academy of Saint Gabriel - http://www.s-gabriel.org/