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March 30, 2012

An Exact Description of a Roundhead

and a long head Shag-Poll. Picture from the front of the booklet published by John Taylor in London 1642. The Roundhead has the short hair of a typical London apprerntice and is wearing a short tabbed doublet, stiff falling band and tightly cut breeches. He seems to be leading the “Shag-Poll” by the neck from York towards the London gallows. He has a rather splendid plumed felt hat, square cut coat, breeches and long boots.