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Wordless Wednesday–Knights & Ladies

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Aleta Rafton 1

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Aleta Rafton 2

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Forever by Phatpuppy Art, via 500px

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Jon Paul Studios 2

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Jon Paul Studios 3

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Jon Paul Studios 4

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4 Comments
  1. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:23 am

    Notice that none of the men (or women) have short hair. Is this a trend from the era or what we fantasize about for fantasy settings?
    Eye candy, regardless. =)

  2. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:53 am

    loved them and back for the time period long hair was worn by both men and women. short hair came much later.

  3. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:22 am

    As it continues to be today, hair length/style has always been a matter of fashion and/or indication of wealth for both men and women. Long and short hair have gone in and out of fashion for men since the Greek and Roman Empires, and probably earlier than that. Think of the short, stylish cut we call the “Caesar” worn by men in the 1990s/2000s (short, combed forward with a slight fringe on the forehead)—popularized by the hairstyles seen on the statues/busts of prominent Roman statesmen of the 1st and 2nd Centuries.

    Then, there’s the modern romanticized view of the medieval hero: long hair seems to indicate his virility, his wildness, his status as a barbarian the heroine must domesticate and tame—to a point.

    In reality, long hair could have been a liability for a warrior/knight—just as in modern football, in which any hair sticking out from the helmet may be used for a tackle, I would imagine that in close combat, warriors/knights would take that advantage over their enemies as well, using anything they could to take hold of the enemy and subdue him.

  4. Misty permalink
    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:10 am

    I like the first one. He could be Shiloh from the Cheney Duvall M.D. series by Gilbert Morris. The cover photos were never right for those books. Cheney or Shiloh. :-/

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