Neat Medieval Clothes pictures

A few nice medieval clothes images I found:

The Gaoler’s Forge, The Clink Prison Museum, Bankside, London
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Clink Prison
the prison that gave its name to all others

The Gaoler’s forge

Medieval prisons were not very secure by modern standards. This was because the prisoners were kept chained and shackled. Their legs and wrists were held by manacles which were hammered or clenched closed. If a prisoner was to be released, the irons had to be hammered open again.

Until the nineteenth century, prisoners were expected to pay for their own imprisonment. They had, after all, brought it upon themselves. Gaolers, or keepers, were poorly paid and were often given the job instead of a pension. The supplemented their income by exacting various payments from the prisoners or their families.

Engraving caption: A debtor being shackled and stripped of his belongings. Circa 1756 Source: Guildhall Library

Charges were made for the ‘accommodation’ food and drink, fuel and clothing that they used while imprisoned. They even had to pay for their shackles. Just think of the contrast of this by today’s standards. In Medieval times rich prisoners could pay, even bribe the gaoler to fit lighter shackles, or if the price was right, none at all!

In 1374 the Bishop of Winchester’s household paid for an iron ‘gyve’ (fetter) and a year later two clerks escaped from the Bishop’s Palace dispide their fetters. A feat that all prisoners of the clink wished they could achieve!

Just imagine that you are unfortunate enough to have been put here, in the Bishop’s very own private prison for misdeeds whilst in his Liberty of the Clink.

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for my 14th day of gratitude, i’m picking vidya games. though this picture doesn’t do much to highlight them, it is me peeking around the coffee table while watching slo play persona 4. that’s how much i love them: i don’t even have to play them, just watch. i’m a firm believer in the hand-eye coordination business they say it builds, and i think all my habits contributed to my clarinet funkitude and 90 wpm typitude.

so take a moment and thank the vidya games in your life. the genesis was always one of the systems i played to death. as a result, two of my favorite soundtracks are ghouls & ghosts (totally rockin’) and columns (totally medieval chill). ah, and altered beast? game developers today have their heads up their asses.

hmm…no idea why the EXIF data disappeared from this…

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Plaque with the Crucifixion between Longinus and Stephaton and the Personification of the Sun and the Moon
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Plaque with the Crucifixion between Longinus and Stephaton and the Personification of the Sun and the Moon
German, possibly Westphalia, made about 1200

This plaque was probably originally part of a pulpit or altar frontal. An enamel palette of blue, green, red, and white and lively engraving delineate the figures and their clothing. Contemporary enamels from the Limoges reion of France inspired the composition.

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