February 2014: Marie Antoinette’s head by Will Bashor.
January 2013 (shorter version in the Spring 2013 newsletter of the Medieval Dress and Textiles Society (MEDATS)) : Medieval clothing and textiles, vol. 8, ed. by Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen Crocker (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2012) Download PDF
December 2012: Dr Angus Patterson, Fashion and armour in Renaissance Europe: proud looks and brave attire (London: V&A Publishing, 2009). ISBN: 978-1-85177-581-1. 112 p., 98 colour plates. Includes bibliographical references, index, glossary, further reading and timeline. Review published in the newsletter of the Medieval Dress and Textiles Society, May 2010. Download PDF
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