There are a few good brasses of women, singly or with their husbands, belonging to the fifteenth century. Many of the peculiar head-dresses and other distinguishing characteristics of the costume of this century are well represented.
The pedimental head-dress, which had so long a reign, is well represented by the brasses at Boughton Malherbe; and the same examples show the belt and pendant chain, from which the ladies of those days used to hang their pomanders, or little bells and such like knick-knacks.
Brasses at Boughton Malherbe.
- Edward Wotton and his Wife, Dorothy, with marginal inscription and two crests, 1529.
- Nicholas Wotton, his Wife Elizabeth, and seven children, kneeling, 1499.
- Edmond Sanford, inscription, 1652.
Source: Kentish brasses by William Douglas Belcher. London: Sprague, 1888.
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