English Costume


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The world, if we choose to see it so, is a complicated picture of people dressing and undressing. The history of the world is composed of the chat of a little band of tailors seated cross-legged on their boards; they gossip across the centuries, feeling, as they should, very busy and important. As you will see, I have devoted myself entirely to civil costume—that is, the clothes a man or a woman would wear from choice, and not by reason of an appointment to some ecclesiastical post, or to a military calling, or to the Bar, or the Bench. Such clothes are but symbols of their trades and professions, and have been dealt with by persons who specialize in those professions. (Summary excerpted from Introduction.)

(8 hr 42 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 8:05 Read by Kara Shallenberg
01 - William The First 9:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg
02 - William The Second 11:09 Read by Kara Shallenberg
03 - Henry The First 9:03 Read by Kara Shallenberg
04 - Stephen 17:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg
05 - Henry The Second 9:08 Read by Bellona Times
06 - Richard The First 7:52 Read by Bellona Times
07 - John 4:43 Read by Lucy Perry
08 - Henry The Third 10:42 Read by Kara Shallenberg
09 - The Country Folk 5:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg
10 - Edward The First 12:46 Read by Kara Shallenberg
11 - Edward The Second 11:02 Read by Kara Shallenberg
12 - Edward The Third 21:43 Read by Kara Shallenberg
13 - Richard The Second 21:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg
14 - The End of the Fourteenth Century 13:12 Read by Kara Shallenberg
15 - Henry The Fourth 8:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg
16 - Henry The Fifth 18:43 Read by Kara Shallenberg
17 - Henry The Sixth 27:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
18 - Edward The Fourth 18:23 Read by Kara Shallenberg
19 - Edward The Fifth, Richard The Third 11:31 Read by Diana Majlinger
20 - Henry The Seventh 26:19 Read by Kara Shallenberg
21 - Henry The Eighth 27:53 Read by Kara Shallenberg
22 - Edward The Sixth 9:25 Read by summerdaze
23 - Mary 7:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg
24 - Elizabeth 28:27 Read by Kara Shallenberg
25 - Shakespeare and Clothes 9:43 Read by Kara Shallenberg
26 - James The First 17:33 Read by Kara Shallenberg
27 - Charles The First 15:37 Read by Kalynda
28 - The Cromwells 6:01 Read by Kara Shallenberg
29 - Charles The Second 6:12 Read by Kara Shallenberg
30 - Pepys and Clothes 9:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
31 - James The Second 5:19 Read by Kara Shallenberg
32 - William and Mary 12:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg
33 - Queen Anne 12:32 Read by Kara Shallenberg
34 - George The First 9:23 Read by Kara Shallenberg
35 - George The Second 16:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
36 - George The Third 6:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg
37 - George The Fourth 13:59 Read by Kara Shallenberg
38 - Powder and Patches 11:03 Read by Kara Shallenberg
39 - Beau Brummell and Clothes 11:41 Read by Bellona Times