I love history and have long been known as a history nerd...to me it is just so much fun, and the way things were done has changed so much over the years. I am fascinated by historical leaders, castles, food, the clothes, the languages, the books, the religion, just about everything!
Historical fashion has long been an interest, or maybe even an obsession of mine. Clothing has changed so much over the centuries. Could you imagine Queen Elizabeth or even a Viking wearing a pair of Levi's? All facets of historical clothing interest me, not just what's on the outside, but what's underneath as well! I mean what was under that gown, that kilt, that tunic? I want to know all about the clothes, the accessories, the fabrics, the time period, and why they were worn. There used to be so many rules about clothing. We still have rules about clothing today, well really they're more like guidelines. I mean you wouldn't wear a tux to do your gardening, or wear a bathing suit to a wedding, but that would be really funny to see...
We will also be discussing other less known historical facts. This is history undressed! We will discuss scandals, gossip, etiquette, eating habits, recipes, and the list goes on and on!
How exactly did they bake a pie with live birds in it? What were the dance steps? Where did they go to the bathroom? How do you clean a dirt floor? How did they keep warm when it snowed? How did a lady walk down the street without getting her skirt dirty? These are just a few of the questions I'm going to answer.
The time period of discussion will be roughly the years 1100 - 1850.
I will be blogging on Mondays, so look for my first blog then, and please don't hesitate to leave comments, questions or interesting facts!
Also I've started a link list for great sites with information, if you have one to add, please leave me a comment and I will add it to the list!
***All photos accompanying posts are either owned by the author of said post or are in the public domain -- NOT the property of History Undressed. If you'd like to obtain permission to use a picture from a post, please contact the author of the post.***