Archive for April 5th, 2012

April 5, 2012

The Sucklington Faction (1641)

A satire on the dandified troop of horse raised for the King by Sir John Suckling the poet. The two men sit smoking in a cellar at a table made out of a barrel. Large felt hats and slashed braided doublets, ribbons on their breeches and soft boots with boothose. They’re both wearing embroidered baldricks and have ditched their cloaks to pad out their stools.

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