Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in History (MA)
Rembrandt F. Wolpert
Elizabeth J. Markham
Second Committee Member
Lynn F. Jacobs
Social sciences; Applied sciences; Dress; Gender; Germany; Henry VIII; King of England; Schwarz; Matthaeus; Sixteenth century; Textiles
This paper will explore the connections of clothing and identity in the sixteenth century. The fit and construction of clothing can be directly related to how a person is perceived, or indeed, how one perceives one's self. Henry VIII (1491-1547) of England will be compared and contrasted with Matthäus Schwarz (1496-1574), a commoner from Augsburg, Germany. Tudor will represent how identity can be created for others, particularly through legislation and courtly life; while Schwarz' own words will assist in the exploration of the identity of the individual.
Moore, Bradley Dale, "English King and German Commoner: An Exploration of Sixteenth Century Clothing and Identity" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 512.