No. 1

SOLE of a fifteenth-century peaked shoe; the point is destroyed; 11Ĺ  inches long.

No. 2

BROAD shoe of the time of Henry VIII., with latchets to tie. The back of the heel is missing.

No. 3

A LEATHER clog, for the left foot, composed of several thicknesses of leather; at the toe and waist are the remains of straps for attaching the clog to the foot.  In the collection of the Author.


A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY black-leather peaked shoe (poulaine), said to have been found in Moorfields, London. The fastening appears to have been by means of a strap or latchet, part of which is missing, across the instep; a hole on the outside remains, in which probably a hook or button was inserted. Total length of shoe, 9Ĺ inches. Lately in the Bateman Collection.  The property of Mrs. Seymour Lucas.

No. 5

SOLE of a fifteenth-century shoe. In the Authorís collection.

No. 6

A FOURTEENTH-CENTURY steel soleret (poulaine), introduced to compare with the ordinary civilian shoe of the same period.  In the Authorís collection.

Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10

COMMON everyday leather shoes of the seventeenth century. The second on the left is of buff leather and was found in an old house in Cambridge, with a bandolier of the reign of Charles I. (now in the Authorís collection). The remaining three shoes are in the collection of Mrs. Seymour Lucas.