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Plate 13: "Herring, pickled herring". Apron has a center pocket to support her purse. Red suit of apparel with partlet, apron and bagged coif. Apron pocket lined in matching red. Yellow binding at neckline, cuffs, waistline, hem and bordering apron. Same large shallow basket balanced on head as bean-seller.
Medieval-Courtiers - [Corruption at Court - Crisis and the theme of Luxuria in England and France, c. 1340-1422] Why was the behaviour of courtiers such a concern in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries? Historians often take contemporary remarks about the excesses of the court and the immorality of its members as simple observations of fact.