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This tumblr aspires to become a helpful resource for history (and mainly fashion history) research and focuses primarily on illuminations from medieval and renaissance manuscripts.


Note: I am not a professional fashion historian. If you spot any inconsistency or outright fallacy somewhere in the picture descriptions please feel free (or even better, obliged) to let me know!

beginning of the 15th century (1403), French - Paris

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Français 598: De mulieribus claris by Giovanni Boccaccio

fol. 151r - Pope Joan

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84521932/f1.planchecontact.r=francais+598.langEN

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    Long live Pope Joan
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    Watched a documentary on this chick, Pope Joan, today.
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    Behold Pope Joan, the historical (or mythological) female pope! She was a woman who disguised herself as a monk. Due to...
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    That is *exactly* how it happens.
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    What is that baby doing?? Is she suposed to be giving birth, I wonder?!
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    I hate when that happens.
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    that’s exactly how it happens
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    Doh!
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    Doh!
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