dressed as the poultry girl

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Everyone, from the Queen to the lowliest peasant, wears a smock under their clothes to soak up the sweat and oil from their bodies and keep their over-clothes clean.  Cess has sewn herself two smocks, one to wear and one to wash. They are made from rough linen with a square neck and straight sleeves that she turns up while working.  The colour is that of natural linen, off-white (grey and stinking by the end of a hot working day) and both her smocks are very patched.  This is her underwear. Knickers are not worn by any class.


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Heiress of the Earl of Montacute