"The Plantagenet kings, who were reputed by legend to have descended from the Devil..." The War of the Roses, Alison Weir
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I just love that this is plopped in there, no citation, context, or reference. You know, the Devil people. Plantagenet. Whatever.
Later on, "Long sleeves that swept the floor were reviled as 'full of slashes and devils.'" It feels like there's a lot of devils happening in this text.
Were the long sleeves worn by the Plantagenets?
It was a complaint about the excesses of court dress under Richard II, specifically, so some of them.
Long sleeves were Tudor I thought. One of the queens Anne Boleyn? Supposedly had extra fingers so wore long sleeves, that might have been propaganda.
Didn't Richard II start the whole, "Your Royal Highness" attribute?
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