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Doublet |The spectacular golden effect of the fabric of this example was created by weaving with silk and with threads wrapped with strips of silver gilt. This splendid material was probably imported from Italy, as there was little in the way of silk-weaving in Britain at this time. Adding to the luxurious effect is the lavish use of bobbin lace also made of silver-gilt thread.

Sir Robert Poyntz, c. 1615. Possibly Sir Robert Poyntz of Iron Acton Glouscestershire, knighted at King Charles I's coronation. Descendant of Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers. Descendant of the Sydenham family.

The Earl of Warwick was prepared to use force against Charles I as early as 1640 © Bridgeman

English leather buff coat, 1640-1650, t.34-1948. Victoria and Albert Museum…

Doublet. Currently being restored at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg.

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17th century jacket and accessories.

Buff coat of Sir Thomas Fairfax 1612-1671, Parliamentarian General (probably around 1640s)

No link to original source. Looks to be early 1600s