In short, I'm moving our author interviews to a bimonthly schedule this year and on the off months I'll either be sharing writing updates, book reviews, historical research, or studies of commonly confused words/historical terms. Sound interesting? :)
So here's for our first "What Meanest Thou?"
In December (while proofreading A Flame Shall Spring) I delved into a quick fact check/refresher course on the nature of doublets, tunics, and jerkins. Sometimes it's easy to forget specific terms in the heat of composition (either that or my brain just blanks ;)) and regardless, it can always be helpful to have everything pulled together in one place!
A man's short close-fitting padded jacket, commonly worn from the 14th to the 17th century.
A man's close-fitting jacket, typically made of leather. (Can also be sleeveless.)
(This term particularly morphed over time, but through the ancient and medieval periods it remained relatively the same.)
A gown-like outer garment, with or without sleeves and sometimes belted.
So! Did you find that short little summary helpful? Intriguing? Old news? Let me know in the comments! :)
Heidi Peterson is a lover of wide-spreading land, summer dust, white pounding waterfalls, and mountain tops; also of good dark coffee and rich stories. Most of all she's a lover of the One who is the Word, the Word made flesh. You can visit her additional blog (where she shares more about books, movies, and further marvels of life) at: Along the Brandywine.