PrintIt was the names of the colours at first…

A handful of them I knew already – you don’t read Elizabethana for years without learning such picturesque names as Dead Spaniard grey, or Gooseturd green (incidentally, Robert Greene’s favourite colour, it would seem), but this list of the dyes available in 1574 Bristol is a wonder.

And then the whole of Elizabethan Trinkets is a mine of images and links: clothing, jewelry, architecture, objects, trinkets… I still have to really make friends with Tumblr blogs, but this one I like very much: interesting, pretty, and a delight to browse.

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