Seventeenth Century Fashion
Davenport (1948) notes a number of the major shifts taking place during the Seventeenth Century. She notes that this was a period of alteration and realignment as royal prerogative gained over feudal power so that the lord’s responsibility for his people was weakened, shifting responsibility to the people themselves to a much greater degree. This was the era of the rise of new types of guild. The old, vertically-composed craft..