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Women's Lives - 16th / 17th / 18th Centuries

About women's everyday lives, roles and status in the 1500s, 1600s and 1700s. More information under overviews, biographies and other topical subjects.
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Women's Fashions of the 17th Century
Drawings by Wenceslaus Hollar, published in the middle of the 17th century, are invaluable resources for what women were wearing at that time. This resource includes many of Hollar's illustrations in thumbnail images, clickable for much larger versions.

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