As it was in 1400

Ross, Gordon, 1873-1946
Illustration shows a knight complaining to another man that his wife intends to use his sword as a hat pin. She passes on the right, wearing a large hat held in place by the knight's sword. Caption: Sir Bodikins - Gadsobs! What aileth thee, Sir Ronald? Something seemeth the matter. / The Knight - Matter! My wife hath swiped that long sword of mine - forged of Damascus steel - jeweled hilt - given me for bravery against the Saracens - and proposeth to use it for a hat-pin!
Clothing and dress, Females, Spouses, Domestics, Knights and knighthood
Theodore Roosevelt Center
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