Tag: medieval clothing

Alice Perrers’s Pearls

Pearls. Beauty formed as protection for oysters and mussels from tiny stones or grains of sand. Layers and layers of a lustrous substance, nacre. Light reflected from the overlapping layers gives pearls their iridescent luster. I’ll be talking about The King’s Mistress at a…

Medieval Trivia: Undergarments, Noxious Neighbors, and Nine More Skeletons

As I searched the past few days for alternatives to the undergarment on the proposed a cover for A Triple Knot [Emma’s novel about Joan of Kent’s early marriage(s)] I remembered a fascinating find from last summer that I’d hesitated to post at the…

The King’s Mistress–part of a lovely review

I discovered a lovely review of The King’s Mistress on Aimee Krenz’s blog Naked Pages (http://nakedpagereviews.blogspot.com) last week. Of course I love it because it’s so positive, but even better she spoke to the heart of some of the aspects I hold most dear,…

The King's Mistress–part of a lovely review

I discovered a lovely review of The King’s Mistress on Aimee Krenz’s blog Naked Pages (http://nakedpagereviews.blogspot.com) last week. Of course I love it because it’s so positive, but even better she spoke to the heart of some of the aspects I hold most dear,…

Lincoln green and Robin Hood

I’m delighted to host a brief conversation between two good friends who cc’d me in an email exchange. The question was posed by Lorraine K. Stock, who has a doctorate in medieval studies from Cornell University and teaches medieval literature, women’s studies and film…