2006

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0469  Sunday, 21 May 2006

From: 		Judi Crane <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to 
ease Hardy's burden a little

Thanks,
Judi

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