A Short History of Costume and Armour (1968)

By: Francis Michael Kelly & Randolph Schwabe

This magnificent fashion history is a stylistic panorama that ranges from the Norman conquest to the early 19th century, focusing chiefly on armor, from the Crusades to the 17th century; clothing of the English upper classes, both sexes, 11th to 19th centuries; and accessories, including gloves, belts, corsets, shoes, and headgear. 342 black-and-white illustrations.

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New York: Blom, 1968.
OCLC Number: 917309535

Table of contents

Table of contents

PART I: Civilian

I. Shirts -1

11. Shapes-17

111. Houppelandes-26

IV. Burgundian Modes-39

Part II: Armour



Early Mixed Armour-55

Late Mixed Armour- 62

PreGothic Alwite Harness-68

Gothic Armour- 71



About the author

About the author

Francis M. Kelly – Author of Shakespearian dress notes and A Knight’s Armour of the xivth Century
Randolph Schwabe – Slade Professor of Art, University College, London; Author of Historic Costume

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