Welcome to The Garmont of Gud Ladeis. I am truly thrilled that you’ve decided to stop by the site, as I am passionate about 15th and 16th century Scotland and very excited about exploring this period through history, research, and reenactment.
What is “The Garmont of Gud Ladeis”?
The poem The Garmont of Gud Ladeis (The Garment of Good Ladies) is mentioned in a book I have called Women in Scotland c.1100 – c.1750. Because the poem references the clothing worn by Scottish women in the late 15th century, I was immediately interested. And, fortunately, finding the poem on the Internet was easy. (How the heck did we do research before the Internet?) Written by Robert Henryson, one of the Scottish “Makars” in approximately 1495, the earliest printed reference to the poem is found in the Bannatyne Manuscript. Aside from the obvious chauvinistic tone, the poem provides interesting insight into and documentation on late 15th century Scottish clothing.
So, I’ve named my blog “The Garmont of Gud Ladeis” and hope that you enjoy it!
I am mother, wife, and professional corporate writer. I currently live in Northern Virginia. My paternal grandparents arrived from Scotland in the late 1920s. I grew up with Scottish food, traditions, culture, and music. I love the Clarsach, Scottish history, Kenneth McKellar and Sir Harry Lauder, among other things. (If you want to get choked up, listen to Keep Right On to the End of the Road, and then read about what inspired Sir Harry Lauder to write it).
This is my first serious foray into the world of blogging and one of the things that I am most excited about is the ability to write without being confined by strict grammar and writing rules. Yes, that’s right. I am throwing my copy of the Chicago Manual of Style out the window for this blog!