Illegally Fashionable – Sumptuary Laws In Renaissance Florence

Fleurtyherald’s Tidbits on Sumptuary Laws The first sumptuary office in Florence, known as the Ufficiali delle donne, was created in 1330 to enforce all of the sumptuary bans adopted that year. By the fifteenth century, secret denunciations made by Florentine citizens and placed in boxes known as tamburi, were a commonplace. The cities of Florence, … More Illegally Fashionable – Sumptuary Laws In Renaissance Florence

A Recipe From the 14th Century Anonimo Veneziano

A Recipe from Libro di cucina (Anonimo Veneziano, 14th/15th c.) * — This version based on: Ludovico Frati (ed.): Libro di cucina del secolo XIV. Livorno 1899. * — Other edition in: E. Faccioli: Arte della cucina. Milano 1966, Vol. I, 59-105. (useful notes!) Ambroyno Se tu voy fare ambroyno, toy polastri e smenbrali, toy … More A Recipe From the 14th Century Anonimo Veneziano

Italian and Spanish Rolls of Arms and Impresa

For those interested in viewing period heraldry here is a list of Rolls of Arms (with links) containing pre-17th century Italian and Iberian examples: Armorial of the Order of the Annunciation, 1362 and later, Italian http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Annonciade/Amedee_VI.htm Armorial of Cataluña, Castille and Portugal, 15th-16th century, Iberian http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001370/images/index.html? William Bruges’s Garter Book c.1430 to c.1440 English roll of European … More Italian and Spanish Rolls of Arms and Impresa

Italian Headwear

My target year for living history persona is 1499. I am completely enamored with all of the northern Italian city-states of that period. Sometimes, I dress for a little bit later (1550 Venetian) and sometimes, I dress for an earlier time period (1412 Florentine). In italy the fashion changed with every decade. This entry will … More Italian Headwear