|主題 Topic||Elizabethan Sumptuary Laws 服裝法案|
|書刊名 Title||1574 Proclamation (1574年皇室詔書)|
“Statute Issued at Greenwich," 15 June 1574.
|作者 Author||Queen Elizabeth I|
|出版年 Year||15 June 1574|
|裝訂 Binding||□ 平裝 Paperback □ 精裝 Hardcover|
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|來源網址 Web Link||http://elizabethan.org/sumptuary/who-wears-what.html|
|撰寫日期 Date||Aug 11, 2014|
A. 簡介 Introduction (within 100 words, Chinese or English)
B. 文本摘錄 Extracts (4-6 Pages)
Greenwich 15 June 1574 The excess of apparel and the superfluity of unnecessary foreign wares thereto belonging now of late years is grown by sufferance to such an extremity that the manifest decay not only of a great part of the wealth of the whole realm generally is like to follow (by bringing into the realm such superfluities of silks, cloths of gold, silver and other most vain devices of so great cost for the quantity thereof, as of necessity the moneys and treasure of the realm is and must be yearly conveyed out of the same to answer the said excess), but also particularly the wasting and undoing of a great number of young gentlemen, otherwise serviceable, and others seeking by show of apparel to be esteemed as gentlemen, who, allured by the vain show of these things, do not only consume themselves, their goods and lands which their parents have left unto them, but also run into such debts and shifts as they cannot live out of danger of laws without attempting of unlawful acts, whereby they are not any ways serviceable to their country as otherwise they might be: Which great abuses, tending both to so manifest a decay of the wealth of the realm and to the ruin of a multitude of serviceable young men and gentlemen and of many good families, the Queen’s Majesty hath of her own princely wisdom so considered as she hath of late with great charge to her council commanded the same to be presently and speedily remedied both in her own court and in all other places of her realm, according to sundry good laws heretofore provided . . . Wherefore her Majesty willeth and straightly commandeth all manner of persons in all places within 12 days after the publication of this present proclamation to reform their apparel according to the tenor of certain articles and clauses taken out of the said statutes and with some moderations annexed to this proclamation, upon pain of her highness’s indignation and punibhsment for their contempts, and such other pains as in the said several statues be expressed.