PLATE XIV

QUEEN ELIZABETH’S GLOVES AT OXFORD

AN exceptionally beautiful pair of white kid gloves, with long gauntlets richly embroidered with gold gimp wire and terminated with a gold fringe two inches deep; the embroidery is continued round the base of the thumbs, but the stitching of the finger-seams is quite plain. The total length of the gloves, including the fringe, is 16˝ inches.

These gloves are excellent examples of the period, and are in almost perfect preservation. They were presented to Queen Elizabeth when she visited the University, and were left by Her Majesty at Oxford.

Till recently they were treasured in the Bodleian Library, but are now among the relics in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.