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Tudor Whores
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0469  Sunday, 21 May 2006

From: 		Judi Crane <
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Date: 		Thursday, 18 May 2006 10:01:43 +1000
Subject: 	Tudor Whores

Dear All,

A colleague asked a colleague, who then asked me if we knew anything 
about ladies of ill repute in (loosely speaking) Shakespeare's London 
wearing death's head rings as a sign of their trade?  We had not heard 
of this particular profession-related dress affectation, but both 
instinctively felt that such jewelry, if worn at all, would be a memento 
mori, rather than a symbol of prostitution.  Any comments would be 
gratefully received.  This is not strictly Shakespeare, and probably of 
very limited interest, so replies off list to 
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ease Hardy's burden a little

Thanks,
Judi

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