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Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine, Inc. 1286, f.008v. Lancelot en prose. 15th century. ‘Conception of Merlin’.

Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine, Inc. 1286, f.008v. Lancelot en prose. 15th century. ‘Conception of Merlin’.

This women's head is covered with a hood that is opened at the front allowing her face to be seen. This was designed to cover a woman's hair as more often than not, a lady's hair was a sign of her sexuality in the medieval mindset. Thusly, it (especially in later times) was not allowed to be seen.

This women's head is covered with a hood that is opened at the front allowing her face to be seen. This was designed to cover a woman's hair as more often than not, a lady's hair was a sign of her sexuality in the medieval mindset. Thusly, it (especially in later times) was not allowed to be seen.

Detail of Illustration form an Italian breviary showing women's figured silk gowns and a saint. Bilbliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1380.

Detail of Illustration form an Italian breviary showing women's figured silk gowns and a saint. Bilbliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1380.

Ash and Almond, large wooden 2-masted ship with anchor on … | Flickr

Ash and Almond, large wooden 2-masted ship with anchor on … | Flickr

Communal Bathing in the Middle Ages

Communal Bathing in the Middle Ages

Hieronymus Bosch Wahnsinnsstein 1450

Hieronymus Bosch Wahnsinnsstein 1450

Taddeo di Bartolo - The Last Judgment (detail of sodomites) c.1394

Taddeo di Bartolo - The Last Judgment (detail of sodomites) c.1394