AF: Ruffing it with Elizabeth I

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Today we examine the Sumptuary Statues of Elizabethan England.






Archaeology excavation Tudor “Elizabeth I” statute law government “law and order” society sumptuary clothes horses hosery ruff collar fancy sword “show off” “conspicuous consumption” structure medieval England social “make sense” order servant rough “roughing it” wealth class system royalty aristocracy


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