Late Medieval maps and charts.
(via medieval)Source: victusinveritas
Not only is this stunning citole the only surviving piece of it’s kind from the XIV century, it was also played by Robert Dudley to Elizabeth I.
A citole is the medieval equivalent of a guitar. This example is both a unique survival of its type and an outstanding example of medieval secular art. It was highly prized in its day and highly regarded throughout its history.
Alterations have been made, including attempts to convert it to a violin. Among the changes is the insertion of a silver plate above the peg box, engraved with the arms of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603) and her favourite and lover, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. One of the most likely uses for the citole in medieval times would be as accompaniment to love ballads. The amorous associations clearly persisted into the Elizabethan age.
Jack White was among an all-star cast of musicians who performed in September at a concert held in conjunction with the Coen brothers’ new movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. Watch White’s folky performance of the White Stripes track “We’re Going to be Friends.”
The online MTM game is a tricky one (especially for suits), but for a little over 150 bucks, Suit Row lets you give it a try on the cheap. For those who are not familiar with Suit Row, they are based out of London and place a focus on British and Italian tailoring. Co-founder, Kevin Turton (great guy by the way), gained his experience working for Savile Row giant, Gieves & Hawkes.
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They also offer a “Made in England” line that offers luxury fabrics (Scabal, Brook Taverner, Zegna, Harris Tweed etc.) and a more traditional Savile Row bespoke service. Right now they are primarily focused on the UK market, but has plans on venturing out to offer this service around the globe.
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