Ok, here goes. I'll try to leave the boring bits out.
This week, we're smack in the middle of the 16th century. Some Fun facts:
When soldiers would return from battle, their clothes would be torn and slashed all over. Duh. Seeing these alterations as a sign of victory, the wusses* and grannies who didn't go to war began imitating the soldiers, cutting slashes into their own clothing and pulling their underclothes through the slashes. The result was an armful or chestful of little white tufts, as seen above. An early form of bottom-up inspiration, if you will. But don't worry: you don't even have to say it. I feel the same way.
A) How awkward is this picture? B) Dudes used to wear codpieces, but you already knew that. What you didn't know is that they frequently stuffed them with herbs to ward of the dreaded syphilis. I might've suggested, you know, just not sewing as many wild oats, but whatevs. Do you, gentlemen. Do you.
According to Google, this is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth; note the ginger. Apparently, if you were a woman "of age" around the time of Elizabeth's reign, and you were sitting for your portrait, the final product would be complete with red hair, like Lizzy here, no matter what your natural color. What the queen did, you did. Control freak!
There, that wasn't so bad, right? I'm thinking about making this a sort-of reccuring theme, unless it's completely boring to everyone. Tell me what you think!
*Term used solely for comical purposes. I don't actually believe people who don't go to war are wusses. War sucks.