Posts tagged ‘monmouth cap’

September 23, 2012

The Honorable History of Frier Bacon and Frier Bungay

As it was lately plaid by The Prince Palatine, his servants. A comedy by Robert Green set in the time of Edward I. Printed in London by Jane Bell in 1655 It’s not Shakespeare, but I liked the picture on the front cover. It’s a bit unclear, the woodcut isn’t the best quality, but the musician who seems to be putting the guys on the right to sleep seems to be wearing a knitted monmouth cap with a button on the top

February 21, 2012

A Merry New Ballad…

..both pleasant and sweet, In praise of the Blacksmith which is very meete. To the tune of Greensleeves etc. Broadside first published in 1635. The two smiths are wearing some kind of work overalls or aprons. The guy on the left, seems to have a knitted monmouth, at least going by the shape and the bobble. The smith on the right has what looks very much like an embroidered day cap with lace edging.

January 1, 2012

The Unfortunate Welshman

Nice selection of costume images from this pamphlet about, (unsurprisingly), an unfortunate Welshman by Humphrey Crouch from 1657