And, trust me, it’s got a lot of fun snippets of early modern gentlewomen being generally snippy and mean, surrounded by some rigorous analysis of the intersection of historicized understandings of anger and its expression with things like the gender and social hierarchy of the period.
But the fun part is, of course, the ladies being catty. Here’s a little snippet of that. This is the Countess of Bath writing to a Master Savage and engaging in a little clever word play: “when I remember your name Savage I ffind it not moch dissenting from your natural disposition. For indede if I might so grossly terme it. this beastly blessinge of yours declare you to be more savage or brutish than discrete or reasonable in so cruelly cursinge me yt never harmyd you. ye shall haue no great cause to pleasure in your so doyng and in malisynge me ye feel your owne harme for none can ye do to me and then are ye in worse case than the serpent for the serpent kepithe his poyson without his owen perill and so cannot the malicious man which hurtithe himself most with his owne malice or poison.”
But enough of that and on to the outfit! I have an affinity for plaids, as you've no doubt noticed, so there was no way I could say "no" to this jumper.
jumper: ASOS / boots: Aldo / necklace: Express / purse: H&M / jacket: H&M