English Costume

Dion Clayton CALTHROP (1878 - 1937)

The world, if we choose to see it so, is a complicated picture of people dressing and undressing. The history of the world is composed of the chat of a little band of tailors seated cross-legged on their boards; they gossip across the centuries, feeling, as they should, very busy and important. As you will see, I have devoted myself entirely to civil costume—that is, the clothes a man or a woman would wear from choice, and not by reason of an appointment to some ecclesiastical post, or to a military calling, or to the Bar, or the Bench. Such clothes are but symbols of their trades and professions, and have been dealt with by persons who specialize in those professions. (Summary excerpted from Introduction.)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction Kara Shallenberg
00:08:05
Play 01 01 - William The First Kara Shallenberg
Barry Eads
00:09:50
Play 02 02 - William The Second Kara Shallenberg
Barry Eads
00:11:09
Play 03 03 - Henry The First Kara Shallenberg
Bellona Times
00:09:03
Play 04 04 - Stephen Kara Shallenberg
Barry Eads
00:17:36
Play 05 05 - Henry The Second Bellona Times
Elli
00:09:08
Play 06 06 - Richard The First Bellona Times
Elli
00:07:52
Play 07 07 - John Lucy Perry
Barry Eads
00:04:43
Play 08 08 - Henry The Third Kara Shallenberg
Bellona Times
00:10:42
Play 09 09 - The Country Folk Kara Shallenberg
00:05:25
Play 10 10 - Edward The First Kara Shallenberg
00:12:46
Play 11 11 - Edward The Second Kara Shallenberg
00:11:02
Play 12 12 - Edward The Third Kara Shallenberg
Barry Eads
00:21:43
Play 13 13 - Richard The Second Kara Shallenberg
Garth Burton
00:21:39
Play 14 14 - The End of the Fourteenth Century Kara Shallenberg
00:13:12
Play 15 15 - Henry The Fourth Kara Shallenberg
00:08:25
Play 16 16 - Henry The Fifth Kara Shallenberg
Garth Burton
00:18:43
Play 17 17 - Henry The Sixth Kara Shallenberg
Bellona Times
00:27:40
Play 18 18 - Edward The Fourth Kara Shallenberg
Barry Eads
00:18:23
Play 19 19 - Edward The Fifth, Richard The Third Diana Majlinger
Garth Burton
00:11:31
Play 20 20 - Henry The Seventh Kara Shallenberg
00:26:19
Play 21 21 - Henry The Eighth Kara Shallenberg
00:27:53
Play 22 22 - Edward The Sixth summerdaze
00:09:25
Play 23 23 - Mary Kara Shallenberg
00:07:41
Play 24 24 - Elizabeth Kara Shallenberg
00:28:27
Play 25 25 - Shakespeare and Clothes Kara Shallenberg
00:09:43
Play 26 26 - James The First Kara Shallenberg
Kalynda
00:17:33
Play 27 27 - Charles The First Kalynda
Garth Burton
00:15:37
Play 28 28 - The Cromwells Kara Shallenberg
00:06:01
Play 29 29 - Charles The Second Kara Shallenberg
00:06:12
Play 30 30 - Pepys and Clothes Kara Shallenberg
00:09:08
Play 31 31 - James The Second Kara Shallenberg
00:05:19
Play 32 32 - William and Mary Kara Shallenberg
00:12:39
Play 33 33 - Queen Anne Kara Shallenberg
00:12:32
Play 34 34 - George The First Kara Shallenberg
00:09:23
Play 35 35 - George The Second Kara Shallenberg
00:16:40
Play 36 36 - George The Third Kara Shallenberg
00:06:35
Play 37 37 - George The Fourth Kara Shallenberg
00:13:59
Play 38 38 - Powder and Patches Kara Shallenberg
00:11:03
Play 39 39 - Beau Brummell and Clothes Bellona Times
00:11:41