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.