Hats From History

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‘A Burgundian Debate on Happiness’The Débat de Félicité (Debate on Happiness) is typical of didactic texts written at the court of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, one of the most glittering courts in Europe. This elegant copy was made for Philip’s son Charles the Bold before he succeeded his father as Duke, and illustrates why Bruges book illustration was so popular. Here personifications of the Three Estates of medieval society, the Church, Nobility and Labour, each present their case before the Court of Sciences.. Charles Soillot, Le Débat de FélicitéBruges, between 1464 and 1467Purchased for the nation in 1831Arundel 71, f. 24© The British Library Board

When I was a little girl I was obsessed with those pointy “princess hats.”  Now I just think about how uncomfortable they must have been to wear!

vintagevision:

‘A Burgundian Debate on Happiness’

The Débat de Félicité (Debate on Happiness) is typical of didactic texts written at the court of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, one of the most glittering courts in Europe. This elegant copy was made for Philip’s son Charles the Bold before he succeeded his father as Duke, and illustrates why Bruges book illustration was so popular. Here personifications of the Three Estates of medieval society, the Church, Nobility and Labour, each present their case before the Court of Sciences.. 

Charles Soillot, Le Débat de Félicité
Bruges, between 1464 and 1467
Purchased for the nation in 1831
Arundel 71, f. 24
© The British Library Board

When I was a little girl I was obsessed with those pointy “princess hats.”  Now I just think about how uncomfortable they must have been to wear!

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