Archive for February 19th, 2012

February 19, 2012

Colonell Edward Massey

Painted by an unknown artist. Massey was govenor of Gloucester during the war and held the town in a predominantly royalist area for parliament. Very fine buffcoat with scalloped edges to the oversleeves. This painting hangs in the Gloucester Museum and is thought to have been cut from a larger work.

February 19, 2012

My Bird is A Roundhead

Broadside ballad by Humphrey Crouch from 1643. Being a very Pleasant and true Relation of a man in Northamptonshire , that kept a tame Owle in his house whom he called Round-head and how one of his neighbours had him before a Justice, for calling his Owle Round-head. Simple, clear costume details here, particularly the belt worn over his doublet and the darted band.