Fashion In The Time Of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
Melinda Camber Porter, Joseph Robert Flicek (Editor)
Non-Fiction, Historical, Essay
September 30th 2015
Fashion in the Time of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) was a hand written thirty-four page document on eight inch by twelve inch lined British school tablet paper with thirty-one separate drawings on white paper by Melinda Camber Porter. Each drawing was cut out and glued into document. The seventeen page document on two sides was bound by pink yarn tied through two holes on the left side as the binding. Melinda Camber Porter wrote and illustrated this book as a school report in Second Grade (Class 2), where she attended The City of London School for Girls. This publication, Fashion in the Time of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) is typed from the original hand written text and includes reproductions of Melinda Camber Porter’s original drawings.
This is a school essay written by an 8 year old girl around the 1960’s. As such, if you go into this thinking it’s a professionally written non-fiction account of dress in Elizabethan times, you are going to be disappointed. But if you take it for what is it, this is an excellent, yet simply written, account of fashion during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The illustrations are simple but well done, and descriptions are clear and concise. If you are interested in a basic understanding of the subject, this short essay would be a good place to start.
**I received this copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**